[ale] New install of SuSE

Ben Chapman bjchapm at emory.edu
Thu Feb 19 14:20:31 EST 2004

Christopher Fowler wrote:

> I'm installing a new box tonight and am debating about not using RedHat
> 9.  My main concern is that I'll have to apply too many updates to bring
> it up to today's level and eventually it will be deprecated.  I'm
> thinking of installing SuSE 9 but I guess the only way to do it is via
> an internet install.  That is no problem.  
> My question is how does the two compare.  Will I have issues if I do
> SuSE now since I'm so used to RedHat?  Is there anything I need to look
> out for?  I'm not afraid of the install process.  I've install Linux
> many times.  I just do not want to have to ramp up on the new disti
> because I need to get this box in the field by the morning.
> All I really need is Perl, Apache, net-snmp, and MySQL.  I'm sure these
> will be part of the default SuSE install.
> Thanks,
> Chris
> _______________________________________________
> Ale mailing list
> Ale at ale.org
> http://www.ale.org/mailman/listinfo/ale


What about using apt-get or yum to keep your redhat box up to date? 
http://freshrpms.net/apt/ has an excellent discussion of how to set this up.

Ben Chapman bjchapm at emory.edu 404-727-6948
Director of Information Technology, Emory University School of Law
Computing help: help at law.emory.edu or (404)727-5321

More information about the Ale mailing list