LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2004, 04:12 PM   #1
juanb
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Posts: 401

Rep: Reputation: 30
Question need to replace RH 9 ?


Hi !

I use RH 9 as a mail relay I understand that there will be no patches for this OS in
a couple of mounths
so what to do?
I like very much working on redhat so do i need to download another dist ?

and if so which one I closer to RH ?

thanks
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:36 PM   #2
NoNeeD
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: NY
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
I would get Fedora Core 1. It is made by RH and you can d/l it from www.redhat.com. I use it now and and almost all of my hardware is working great.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
oudent
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2001
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 195

Rep: Reputation: 30
It is basically the same thing...but there is a big problem that that I think you will not appreciate, at least by how you worded your question.
Fedora has a big problem with downloading updates using up2date. First, there is a problem with the version they've included in version 1, but even once that is fixed their updates server appears to have very limited bandwidth or something, because it takes for ever to download all the updates, with a high error rate in the update files...but there may be a fix already out for the problematic update files.

I say look around, browse other distros, and if you still think Redhat is your thing, then continue using Redhat until Fedora releases its next version.

Just thought you should be aware of the problems
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:20 PM   #4
Bobmeister
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, SuSE 9.1 Professional
Posts: 189

Rep: Reputation: 30
About the update servers...yes, they are TERRIBLE. However, use a mirror and you will get better results. I just switched to the gatech mirror and up2date is working like it did with RHN...really fast and nice.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:18 PM   #5
Whitehat
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: The Cold North
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 1,289

Rep: Reputation: 45
I would try SuSE if you want a pretty GUI to work with and an easy updater.

However, Slackware is not far off at all. In fact, I prefer it over every other distro out there. Slackware has a command line updater called SWARET. You can update stuff by typing swaret --update and then swaret --upgrade.

I think there is a GUI front end too if you need.

I would say try Slackware.

Peace,
Whitehat
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:32 PM   #6
LoungeLizard
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Tampa, Florida
Distribution: Slackware 10 and happy,Suse,Red Hat, Vector
Posts: 274

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yeah I agree with Whitehat I would try slack with SWARET it makes updating easy and I think you will see a improvement in proformance and stability
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace HD CloudBuilder Linux - Hardware 1 11-03-2003 01:26 AM
problem in perl replace command with slash (/) in search/replace string ramesh_ps1 Red Hat 4 09-10-2003 01:04 AM
What are you using to replace MS Office Ben_Ty Linux - Software 15 07-15-2003 02:36 PM
Is it possible to replace sh? J_Szucs *BSD 12 08-14-2002 10:50 PM
install 7.0 and replace RH 6.0 pyramid Linux - Software 1 03-26-2001 06:18 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration