[Serusers] debian question

Klaus Darilion klaus.mailinglists at pernau.at
Thu Feb 26 16:31:17 CET 2004


The question a little bit off topic, but I'm sure you canhelp me :-)

Usually, I used Redhat, but as they stopped their free update service, 
I'm looking for a new platform.

In older postings, most people recommend debian, that's why I want to 
give it a try. The debian homepage tells me, that security updates will 
only be available for the stable release, so I wanted to use stable. But 
  stable does not support mysql 4, which is required for serweb.

So, what are your common practices to overcome such problems (the trade 
off between stable/old software and unstable/new software)?

Do you use Debian testing?
Do you use just the base packages on stable and compile mysql 4 yourself?
Do you use backports or do you mix stable/testing?


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