[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hackage on Linux

Richard O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Sun Aug 29 17:57:21 EDT 2010

On Aug 27, 2010, at 4:52 PM, John Millikin wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 20:51, I wrote:
>> Maybe Linux is different.  One thing is NOT different, and that is
>> Linux upgrades *DO* reliably break programs that use dynamic linking.
> Upgrading Linux should never, ever cause applications to stop working
> unless they were designed incorrectly in the first place.

"Linux" in this context means the system as perceived by users,
a "distribution", not just a kernel.
> Desktop-oriented distributions, such as Ubuntu or Fedora, are not
> suitable for long-term (> 6 years or so) installations.

Fedora is one of the Linux distributions I was talking about.

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