[mythtv-users] Schedules Direct Announces Initial Pricing

Gavin Haslett gavin at nodecaf.net
Sat Aug 11 04:17:06 UTC 2007

On 8/10/07 3:14 PM, "Christopher X. Candreva" <chris at westnet.com> wrote:
> If you are going to run Fedora, you are pretty much committed to upgrading
> releases.

Which is one reason I want to get off this treadmill :) Gentoo doesn't do
releases, at least not in the same way Fedora does. Their releases are
merely the install media, I can still use two year old install CD's I burned
back in 2005 to install new new Gentoo system... It just might lack some
more modern hardware support. Once it's installed, keeping it up to date is
simply a matter of "emerge --sync; emerge -u world" (well, -pu world to make
sure it doesn't do anything crazy first) and you're set. Plus, you can trim
out the chaff as it starts out "raw".

> I have machines that started on Redhat 6 and have been upgraded straight
> along to Fedora 7. The only place I have run into problems was when I had
> self-compiled libraries that conflicted with what was in the package.

I've got so many hacked together pieces now that I fear an upgrade to FC
anything would just screw things up. Blame my desire to be on the bleeding
edge without upgrading my entire distribution :)

> Again, I love Fedora, but it's for the person who wants to always run the
> latest and greatest, not for those who want stability (But for that I run
> Solaris :-)

Actually, Slackware or Gentoo tend to be better "bleeding edge"
installations, but that's only true for certain packages. If you REALLY want
to be "out there" you can always use Gentoo and compile the rest by hand :D

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