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Re: FreeBSD Security Survey
From: Marian Hettwer (MHkernel32.de)
Date: Fri May 26 2006 - 03:20:00 CDT
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Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> At 2:45 PM -0400 5/24/06, Allen wrote:
>> Did you just tell him to get another computer for each arch
>> to have as a build machine???
>> Being a broke college student I don't think that's something
>> I'd ever do to install updates on my boxes. I can't afford
>> another computer just to build updates when every other OS
>> I use does updates in another way....
> If you are a college student with a few machines that
> you work with, then you can afford some downtime.
> Note that the person was talking about the problems of
> doing source updates on TEN machines. If you own ten
> machines, and if all of those ten machines must have zero
> downtime and rock-solid reliability, then you really
> have to find the money for an eleventh machine. That is
ACK. That's what I was talking about :)
At work we have roughly 900 Debian Linux servers, and frankly, the way
of upgrading those boxes is pretty easy (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade).
However, we still have build machines for custom packages and of course
test machines to test updates...
The point then is, of course, sometimes a buildworld is overkill and it
would be great to have an easier way of upgrading, but still you need
the "eleventh" machine for testing / reducing downtime / whatever.
> "Pity the poor college student, with their personally-
> owned data center of 50 machines split across five
> different architectures." Uh, no. I won't. Anyone
> who can afford that much hardware has more money than
> I do!
"me too" ;-)
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