Linux vs FreeBSD clusters (was: how are the Redhat product changes affecting existing and future plans?)
Arthur H. Edwards
edwardsa at plk.af.mil
Mon Nov 10 00:22:33 EST 2003
On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 11:00:18PM -0600, Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:
> Until the Debian model allows me to find libs where I am used to looking
> for libs (and doesn't mandate /share over /usr/local) as well as a few
> more little nagging issues, I'm not going there. I don't, honestly,
> have time for me to adapt, and to make my students adapt!
> One of my hopes for LSB was that I'd be able to go from distro to distro
> without some of those headaches. Hasn't happened yet.
It is interesting because one of the initial attractions for Debian
was its organization of libraries and configuration files. Afer RH, it
seemed totally transparent. I guess this is just a matter of personal
taste. I would be surprised, though, if after trying apt-get, you
could ever go back to the rpm model.
> Arthur H. Edwards wrote:
> >On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 02:17:48PM -0500, Mark Hahn wrote:
> >>>of SGE to NetBSD, too. I hope to expand the awareness of NetBSD in
> >>>particular for cluster usage in the near future.
> >>why? I've never understood the evangelical aspect to *BSD
> >>(or for that matter Debian). is there a tangible, measurable benefit?
> >>I'm not sure it's effective to advocate a niche OS/dist for
> >>ideological reasons or just plain personal preference...
> >It is true that Debian has a core of developers that are very
> >committed to a particular definition of free software, and this often
> >carries with it a surprisingly consistent set of philosophical
> >POVs. Nonetheless, Debian is remarkably stable and it has, by far, the
> >best package management system I have ever come across. I use it on
> >all my machines with great overall happiness. With RH moving toward
> >the Big-Bucks model of software, I will not be surprised if I see many
> >new Debian users over the next few months.
> >Art Edwards
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