On 05/02/2013 06:10 PM, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
Sorry, as someone who used to maintain some 600 servers for a major university running a very wide variety of services, I disagree. If you can't figure out an easy way to build and distribute your own packages in an automated fashion, you are putting yourself at the mercy of your distribution provider's capabilities and competence, which has been shown time and again to be severely lacking in multiple areas.
I can figure it, but that was not my point. The point is that in a lot of situations people prefer to be at the mercy of a distribution provider and less dependent from a skilled sysadmin (or an external consultant) because this would cost them less on update management.
When you have strong budget limits (both in money or skills you can use) inferior solution are willingly chosen because they cost less or have less resource requirements. What I cannot agree is calling this kind of choice incompetence.