Evan Weaver on 20 Aug 2007 20:43:53 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Which Linux distro?

  • From: "Evan Weaver" <evan@cloudbur.st>
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  • Subject: Re: [PhillyOnRails] Which Linux distro?
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:43:44 -0400
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FWIW, I've run production systems on Redhat 9, RHEL4/5, Solaris 9,
Ubuntu 6, and Ubuntu 7. Ubuntu gets in the way the least. There's a
special server image with RAID support and without X, etc.; dunno if
anyone's mentioned that.


On 8/20/07, Mat Schaffer <schapht@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 20, 2007, at 4:05 PM, Justin W. Reagor wrote:
> > I thought the whole point of Gentoo was just a glorified LFS with a
> > rip of the FreeBSD ports system? So if ls didn't have color set by
> > default it was the builders fault. The thing that used to piss me
> > off about Gentoo was I'd be 12hours deep into a install and forgot
> > why I was building it in the first place.
> Colors are everywhere in gentoo right out of the gate.  ls, grep,
> bootup, emerge (ports clone).  Everywhere.  It's a ridiculously rich
> CLI before you even do any kind of configuration.
> I do however, wish there were some easy way to get a really base
> system (boot loader, stock kernel, shell and basic utils, sshd) up
> and running in like 5 minutes then work from there.
> But on a VPS that exists in the form of a fresh xen image.
> There might be something out there.  I just haven't looked too hard.
> -Mat
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Evan Weaver
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