Jack Hill on 23 Aug 2012 13:41:22 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Tried of Windows...

On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:59:34 -0400
JP Vossen <jp@jpsdomain.org> wrote:

> If you can stay only with stuff in the stock repos you are OK to get
> it installed, but even then a lot of that is just too old.
> 	Tool	CentOS-5	Current
> 	----	--------	--------
> 	BZR	none		2.5.1
> 	SVN	1.6.11		1.7.6
> 	git	none		1.7.2	
> 	net-snmp	5.7.1
> 	Python	2.4.3		3.2.3
> 	MySQL	5.0.95		5.6.6
> I hate to say it, but 2-3 years is about all I can realistically
> handle before it just gets too old.  My Ubuntu 10.04 machines are
> showing their age...  Corporately I get it, but...
> Gentoo and the other source-based distros side-step both of these 
> problems (major upgrades and out-of-date packages) nicely, at a cost
> of a bit more complexity, a bit more updating and care during
> updates, and a lot of CPU time.

If you are stuck with an enterprise/LTS distro one way to get newer
stuff that you may need is with Gentoo Prefix (didn't we have a
presentation about that once). I hear you can do something similar with
NetBSDâs pkgsrc.

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