[racket] Building Racket 5.2.1 on 64-bit Ubuntu?

From: Jackson Lawler (jaylaw555 at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jun 25 14:48:54 EDT 2012

> Side comment: for development workstations and servers, I'm generally
> happier with Debian (the stable version) than with Ubuntu.  For example, I
> once found that Ubuntu introduced a small DoS vulnerability in Apache
> somehow (Debian didn't have it), which caused one of my clients some
> headaches.  I couldn't find any Ubuntu developers who understood the
> problem I was reporting, but Debian developers I talked with understood
> immediately.  This helped confirm my earlier bias: I think of Ubuntu as
> more for less-technical home users than for software techies.

That's quite an opinion there,

>  (Or, if you're using XMonad and avoiding most *Gnome crud*, you might
> not much notice the different in look between the two distros.)

We don't all think it's crud; some of us really like Unity and Gnome.

That's a rather charged side-note, on the whole; let's keep this list
focused on Racket issues, and keep the personal opinions on OSes to a
minimum please.

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Jackson Lawler
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