[ale] New install of SuSE
esoteric at 3times25.net
Thu Feb 19 15:04:44 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.
You can find boxed sets of SuSE 9 around town, Microcenter, Borders (yes
> 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.
You not likely find a lot of differences that will cause you heartburn.
Lean on Yast for updates, installation and such and you should be fine.
> All I really need is Perl, Apache, net-snmp, and MySQL. I'm sure these
> will be part of the default SuSE install.
I don't know that you'll get that with a default install, but you can
easily add what you need after the install via yast.
Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
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