[arch-general] Arch Linux on servers?
benfell at parts-unknown.org
Tue Jul 9 21:27:48 EDT 2013
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On 07/09/2013 03:13 AM, M Saunders wrote:
> which has some useful tips. But it'd be interesting to hear from
> people running Arch on production servers, how well it works for
> them and what (if any) problems they've faced.
Mine is pretty small scale as "production" goes. But my overall
experience running Arch on a server (I currently actually have two of
them) for at least a couple years now is that Arch tends to be stable
without doing anything special.
The one time I got burned was on the latest consolidation to /usr/bin,
where some critical postfix file permissions were not preserved--and
the nature of the problem was such that, at least in my situation, it
didn't show up for hours after. The fix was easy enough; postfix has a
command option just for this situation, and a new version of the
postfix package was available within a few hours that I assume would
have fixed the problem by itself had I waited just that length of time
before doing the upgrade.
So the one bit of advice I would offer probably won't be shocking:
whenever an upgrade comes down that seems critical, it is probably
prudent to just wait a day.
David Benfell / benfell at parts-unknown.org
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