Best practices

Matthew Joyce MJoyce at ccia.org.au
Thu Apr 8 01:19:00 CDT 2004


It's the dependancy hell I want to avoid really.
The dependancies for http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/tomcat4 seem
to go on forever.

Perhaps the question I should be asking, is, does the developer need to
use the very latest versions, if so, why so ?

Matt


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Cope [mailto:robert at gonkgonk.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, 8 April 2004 3:32 PM
> To: Matthew Joyce
> Subject: Re: Best practices
> 
> 
> Matthew Joyce wrote:
> 
> > Well, debian is our linux of choice, we use woody for a few apps / 
> > webservers, we have some skills with this distro.
> > 
> > I would much prefer Debian Stable, but the developers are 
> asking for 
> > Java 1.4.1, Postgres db 7.4, Tomcat 4.1.29.
> > 
> > I think I need to go and have a think about this, perhaps 
> we will need 
> > to use a different distro.
> 
> Why not simply install those from their source? It is nearly 
> impossible 
> to find a distro that will always have particular versions of 
> everything 
> you need available.
> 
> I believe you'll find Java packages, and Postgres 7.4 
> packages, so all 
> that you'd really have to install unpackaged is Tomcat.
> 
> robert
> 
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