Technological advantages over Linux

Victor Sudakov vas at
Tue Mar 17 04:48:26 UTC 2020

Christos Chatzaras wrote:
> > 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.
> It's not much effort to use jails for these cases. I prefer it this way.

Using jails will be especially counterproductive in case of PostgreSQL
because you will not be able to do smart things like 
"pg_update --link --old-datadir XXX --new-datadir YYY".

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet
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