[CLUG] Migrating to Debian
k_oriordan at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 16 15:03:23 GMT 2004
Directory structure tends to be a little different. Apache docroot being put
in different place etc. You use DEBs instead of RPMS. Apt is your friend for
managing updates. Apt-get commands are similar enough to yum commands. AFAIK
Debian doesn't use postfix, it either uses sendmail or qmail.
I've used it as a server before and it performs grand. Although it tends to
be really conservative in what it offers.
>From: "adam beecher" <lists at beecher.net>
>To: "CLUG" <cork at linux.ie>
>Subject: [CLUG] Migrating to Debian Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 14:57:21 -0000
>Unfortunately I can't migrate my remote machines to Debian without a lot of
>hassle, but I'm considering migrating my LAN (2xRHL) and I might have an
>opportunity to migrate a few other boxes if it's not going to create
>Reliability and ease-of-use is mandatory.
>So a few questions...
>Is Debian substantially different to Red Hat? The most important
>applications will be Apache, PHP, MySQL, sendmail and possibly Bind, am I
>going to have any problems with these? How does Webmin perform on Debian,
>anybody using it? How does Debian operate as an all-in-one solution
>firewall, mail server, proxy, etc)? How does the file system and operation
>compare to Red Hat, i.e. is it substantially different?
>How do updates work on Debian? I don't run up2date automatically on Red
>but I want it to be as simple as Red Hat to update the machines: login, run
>an up2date-like command to check what's new, and run another command to
>update the box. I don't want to be pissing around with manual lilo/grub
>updates and the like. I want the box to come back up after a kernel update
>with no whines or grumbles every time.
>Any other tips, tricks or suggestions welcome.
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