[ale] New install of SuSE

Jim Lynch 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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