[ILUG] Ubuntu rocks.
fuzzbucket at eircom.net
Wed Apr 6 16:47:11 IST 2005
Liam Bedford wrote:
> Debian is built to be rock solid? Huh? Stable might be stable, but
> it's also archaic. And testing and unstable are definitely not rock
> solid. They might work if you know what you're at.
Fair point, but the aim is to have something a little more solid than
standard. It is archaic - this is a side effect of the process, hence my
comparison with Ubuntu as the feature complete alternative that might
not be as s(ui)table.
> And yes.. I'd love to use gentoo or slackware as my server. It's
> great when I can't upgrade things easily, or have to have a pile of
> compilers and development libraries that are superfluous on it.
Both these distros have package management systems. My experience with
Slackware's is that it's simple, elegant and easy to use as long as you
have a basic awareness of dependencies. There's a frontend included to
help you add and remove packages if you require such a thing. I can't
speak for gentoo - I don't have the sort of time needed to invest in it.
> *blink* So, you have a cd that installs a server, with all the
> required settings, up front. So if I asked you to produce a server
> with gstreamer, streaming media servers, and rsyncd, you could
> produce that?
> You start from a base point (minimal install of RHEL or ubuntu or
> whatever) and add what you want.
I couldn't right off, but a little time with The Fine Manual should
produce results. I've set up other servers from scratch (as in from
source). A minimal install of one distro is much the same as a minimal
install of another. Minimal is not default.
Which distro has all the settings you require on install? This is not a
troll - I'm genuinely interested in knowing what requires least effort.
Laziness is the virtue that gives us all these elegant solutions :)
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