Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2007 20:13 UTC
Debian and its clones "The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0. This update adds security updates to the stable release, together with a few corrections to serious problems. As always, the first point release also corrects a few issues that have been noticed too late in the release process to stop the release, but still should be fixed."
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Debian
by sonic2000gr on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:18 UTC
sonic2000gr
Member since:
2007-05-20

diktia:~$ uptime
00:15:19 up 89 days, 4:11, 1 user, load average: 0.05, 0.03, 0.00

Debian is an AWESOME distro!

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RE: Debian
by deb2006 on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:35 in reply to "Debian"
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

Yup, it is :-)))))
It is THE most reliable Linux distribution. Nuff said.

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RE: Debian
by korpenkraxar on Sat 18th Aug 2007 21:49 in reply to "Debian"
korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

Definitely agree! But your systen does not seem to have been used much during that time ;-)

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RE[2]: Debian
by sonic2000gr on Sat 18th Aug 2007 22:09 in reply to "RE: Debian"
sonic2000gr Member since:
2007-05-20

Granted, this is just a small home server but has been running for ages without a single hitch - and it has some bursts of high activity at some times. The previous record for it was 218 days (A prolonged power failure caused it to go down).
For me, Debian is THE Linux server. And etch is excellent in this respect too.

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RE[2]: Debian
by Jimbo on Sat 18th Aug 2007 22:47 in reply to "RE: Debian"
Jimbo Member since:
2005-07-22

But your systen does not seem to have been used much during that time


from "man uptime":

uptime gives a one line display of the following information. The current time, how long the system has been running, how many users are currently logged on, and the system load averages for the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes.

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RE: Debian
by superman on Sun 19th Aug 2007 00:20 in reply to "Debian"
superman Member since:
2006-08-01

> diktia:~$ uptime
> 00:15:19 up 89 days, 4:11, 1 user, load average: 0.05, 0.03, 0.00

No security update since 89 days !
Too bad.

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RE[2]: Debian
by fsckit on Sun 19th Aug 2007 02:13 in reply to "RE: Debian"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

No, it means no kernel change (possibly not necessary) for 89 days. This isn't a Windows box where you have to reboot just because you clicked the start button.

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RE[2]: Debian
by sonic2000gr on Sun 19th Aug 2007 05:42 in reply to "RE: Debian"
sonic2000gr Member since:
2007-05-20

Maybe you are thinking too much in terms of Windows... You will not reboot a Linux box to apply security updates. Only when changing the kernel. I run apt-get update & upgrade every day, every single update is installed. I am also running a custom kernel, compiled from the sources at kernel.org:

Linux diktia 2.6.21.1 #1 Mon May 21 18:52:00 EEST 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

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RE[2]: Debian
by aliquis on Sun 19th Aug 2007 14:48 in reply to "RE: Debian"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

"No security update since 89 days !"

Not all of them require a reboot, very few probably does, also if he got no local users he probably don't need much anyway.

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RE[2]: Debian
by renhoek on Sun 19th Aug 2007 08:46 in reply to "Debian"
renhoek Member since:
2007-04-29

lets do the uptime compo!

alwin@linux2:~ uptime
10:49:43 up 422 days, 17:12, 2 users, load average: 0.16, 0.11, 0.09

ok. i did not update for a long time, so no reboots were needed since the install ;)

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