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Gentoo A relatively lengthy Q&A with Ciaran McCreesh about Paludis, the Portage alternative for Gentoo.
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segedunum
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2005-07-06

I set up a production server on Gentoo. I regret that now. There are other things to do,and daily emerges to keep it up to date are a scary proposition.

Why would you be doing daily emerges?

I always stayed in the office until everyone left, so if it failed, it could be fixed.

I'm sorry, but anybody who has to stay behind at an office and can't fit what they want to do in a 9 - 5 day has something wrong with them. It doesn't take long to emerge anything, particularly server software.

When you don't do it daily, it gets even more scary

Why?

But I don't think it's going to survive an update now.

Are you doing an emerge world or something? Why in God's name are you doing that? If you're trying to update everything on a production server, no matter what distro you use, you're an idiot.

I think Gentoo on a server is a BAD idea.

This has nothing to do with Gentoo, and everything to do with you.

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