Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: OpenACS on Debian pros and cons...

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
I lack hands on experience with it, but my understanding is that OpenBSD is easy to secure once, and only once. Updates and patches to a live system after the fact? Forget it, last I heard, that wasn't supported, their advice was to rebuild from scratch, more or less like you first installed it. Correct me if I'm wrong...

Oh yeah, if it was up to me, I'd use Debian for everything, barring some much more compelling reasons than "Oracle Corp. says to use Red Hat". Like say, running Linux on an embedded microcontroller that's just too small for Debian, that sort of thing. :)

Posted by Patrick Giagnocavo on
Andrew, concerning OpenBSD upgrades:  you do not have to start from scratch, but, you need to rebuild the main binaries and the kernel to upgrade.

Of course, if you have multiple systems you would only do this once and then move the files over.

You would not lose data or configuration information, but would have to reboot.