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Re: Pkgsrc vs Linux
On 2019-10-09 09:37, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
Yes, I always build packages on an absolutely minimal install. See my
pbulk setup instructions for details:
On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 02:01, Jason Bacon <outpaddling%yahoo.com@localhost> wrote:
CentOS 7 will remain the mainstream for a few more years. 8 has some
major upgrades, but (or maybe "therefore") it will take a long time for
the commercial app vendors to catch up. I've been through this
transition from 5 to 6 to 7, trust me...
I've just realised that Centos 8 has already been released:
If I only make a minimal install, will it be robust enough to build
packages for pkgsrc?
Note that I haven't touched CentOS 8 yet and probably won't until the
end of the year, so auto-pkgsrc-setup is completely untested on it at
this point. If you want an easy life, stick with CentOS 7 for a while.
Also expect a lot of security patches and bug fixes with CentOS 8 for
the next couple years. The RHEL/CentOS 7 patching frenzy is just now
starting to settle down. Until a month or two ago, I had to update and
reboot my C7 servers roughly every few weeks. This is just the process
for enterprise Linux - they take a snapshot of a bleeding-edge system
and then spend years working out the glitches, back-porting fixes from
newer kernels and libraries, etc. A new major release happens whenever
they feel it's stable enough to be a supportable product, but the work
is far from finished at that point.
I held off on upgrading my production systems to C7 until it started
getting difficult to support C6.
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