Technological advantages over Linux

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Tue Mar 17 13:09:35 UTC 2020

On 3/16/20 11:48 PM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> 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".
Running postgresql in jails (several instances in jails on several 
physical machines), never had problem to do update as above.

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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