When using Arch as a server distro, you HAVE to be prepared to revert packages back that bork things, php/apache/mysq/ etc..... this isn't hard at all.
I ran into the same php issues, and have yet to complete the upgrade, I simply reverted the package back, and set it to ignore in the upgrade list. I LOVE arch for servers, you just have to use a bit of common sense when doing upgrades. Especially if the servers are like mine, remote servers.
However, I have run into much tougher issues when using other versions of Linux to do the same thing. In the end, the trade off of stability vs. bleeding edge, I much prefer the bleeding edge stuff. The most current patches for security are usually implemented, and while at times it breaks a few things you have to fix, many times your going to run into the same issue down the road with a stable system too, patches that break things, at least with the bleeding edge stuff, I have the newest security fixes in place..... so, I prefer to deal with one or two issues per year myself, and have the latest releases of the applications.
Just my opinion, ymmv.
On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Jozsef email@example.com wrote:
On 5 Oct 2009 at 18:43, Sergej Pupykin wrote:
>> Was thiking about PC-BSD.
>Thats a toy!
Let's give him a chance to sort out more distros and come back to arch :)
:) You are right about Linux. Arch is the best for sure. And I tried already many linux distros. Didn't try them all of course, but many of them I did. Maybe Sabayon and Pardus are worth of try. Will see about that later. But what I didn't try yet is BSD. I mean for longer period of time, like few months or something.
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