Doug Stewart on 5 Mar 2014 14:30:05 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Back to wordpress

I should come and give my talk on the wonders of WP-CLI and Puppet WP, then. *grin*

Ease the burden considerably. Additionally, WP 3.8+ will now automatically update to minor dot-revs (eg the recent 3.8->3.8.1 update) unless specifically told to do otherwise. 

Doug Stewart

> On Mar 5, 2014, at 5:24 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Doug Stewart <> wrote:
>> RPMs and DEBs are a pain, particularly when compared with a .tar.gz. Simple
>> as that. Plus there's package maintenance. Nobody is building those sorts of
>> things at the web app level. I am 100% certain that if you had a solution
>> that would auto-build WP packages for all major distros on version bumps,
>> the Core WordPress team would be more than willing to listen, and Otto/Nacin
>> would perhaps consider throwing it up on
> By that kind of logic, we should just all run Linux-from-scratch.  No
> tool makes it easy to auto-build packages for all major distros on
> version bumps for anything.  Frankly, a web-based app is much easier
> to package up than most since you don't have to worry about linking it
> against 300 different variations in library versions.
> However, most upstream development teams share this attitude, which is
> why distros do most of the packaging themselves.  I can probably count
> on one hand the number of upstreams that create Gentoo ebuilds, and
> yet Gentoo has about 38k package-versions in the repository.
> Sure, a tarball makes it easy to install one thing once.  The problem
> is that a typical GNU/Linux system has hundreds of packages installed
> with a half-dozen being updated daily.  That is painful to manage on
> Slackware, let alone with nothing but tarballs.
> Rich
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