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Gentoo A relatively lengthy Q&A with Ciaran McCreesh about Paludis, the Portage alternative for Gentoo.
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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. I always stayed in the office until everyone left, so if it failed, it could be fixed. When you don't do it daily, it gets even more scary. Now it's been running solidly without updates for over a year... But I don't think it's going to survive an update now. I think Gentoo on a server is a BAD idea.

I've got a server running Gentoo. It syncs the portage tree every week on Sunday via a script, updates any software I've deemed necessary to be updated and it also installs anything which glsa-check recommends to be installed. But it won't update unnecessary software, I've set it up to do the compiling in the middle of the night on the highest possible nice level.. And I just haven't installed anything unnecessary there like GUI software. And it's working like a dream. Haven't had to do anything manually for several months and haven't had any issues with it whatsoever ;)

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