[ale] New install of SuSE
jwl at sgi.com
Fri Feb 20 14:41:43 EST 2004
I guess I'll chime in here. I have been using Debian since almost the
first release. Before that I was using HJ Liu's root-boot 2 floppy
installation and download individual binaries (started with Linux kernel
0.12 circa 1991) I decided to install Suse 8.2 on a new system I put in a
few weeks back. I'm pleased with the installation. It went in without a
hitch. I'm running MySql, Tomcat, Apache, PhpMyAdmin and lots else on that
system. Yast took time to get used to but it's a bunch better than
Debian's dselect. I never was able to get dselect to do anything for me,
but apt-get is just dandy. I'm not ready to abandon Debian, but Suse is
OK. I have to deal with RedHat systems on a daily basis. The company uses
RedHat. Personally I'd never install RedHat. I can do without dependency
hell. I never did get apt-get working for it either. RH is a pita to the
n'th degree, IMHO.
Good thing we've got lots of different distros so everyone can be happy. 8)
At 02:03 PM 2/19/2004, you 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.
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