Technological advantages over Linux

Ottavio Caruso ottavio2006-usenet2012 at
Mon Mar 16 14:52:26 UTC 2020

On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 at 11:02, Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:
> Greg Veldman wrote:
> >
> > The insanity of systemd is a large part of what convinced me
> > to migrate all my personal machines from GNU/Linux to FreeBSD
> > a couple of years ago.
> I've just come across two related things which may convince me to
> migrate some machines from FreeBSD to Debian.
> 1. On Debian, you can run several instances of php-fpm with different
> PHP versions in them.
> 2. On Debian, you can install and run several versions of PostgreSQL
> simultaneously thanks to the pg_createcluster/pg_lsclusters/...
> infrastructure.
> All that from standard packages, without manual compiling and tweaking,
> jails etc, with minimal effort.
> Not that FreeBSD could not do that, it just does not do that. Especially
> PHP verions are a great PITA.

Off topic and probably unwelcome, but with pkgsrc you can have
different bootstraps with different parameters, hence different
versions of the same program.

Ottavio Caruso

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