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Old 01-30-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Looking for a FC9 replacement ...


I am not actually new, just inept, but ultimately always successful in my endeavors.

I am working on sendmail, and I am close, but still not quite there. I use webmin on an XP box for most of my work, but occasionally I use a terminal on the Fedora (9) box.

I will have a slew of questions over the coming year, but to start I would like to get my mail server running.

So, could I be directed to the forum that is appropriate for sendmail questions and upgrading (sans catastrope) my Fedora 9 to a long-term support version? I must say I have had a great ride with Fedora, and I really like it. I really want to stay with that distro.

Thanks to any and all for any assistance, tarzy
 
Old 01-30-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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Please use suitable informative thread titles. "Hello" is not a good title.

This is a suitable forum for what you're asking. Please start a new thread and ask away. Be specific though, we aren't here to recite documentation. For one thing, you shoudl not run servers on fedora for any length of time, that's not what fedora is for. a free logical equivalent would be CentOS.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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Fedora not for servers?

Since December 2008 I have been running Fedora 9 as my very first Linux machine, which happens to be an Internet server. It has a full featured database driven shopping cart, and I have made some money from it as well. My only problem with it is that I found out it was not long-term support. My machine is an AMD Athlon 64-bit rig.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 02:54 AM   #4
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No, Fedora is fundamentally for letting Redhat make mistakes on a platform that doesn't bear their name. Amongst other things. It is not intended to be a long term platform. They're 14 versions down in the time it's taken RHEL to release 5 versions, which should speak volumes.
 
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:45 AM   #5
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Hi,

Centos is pretty similar to Fedora and it is long-term support.
You'll have to add some new repositories to it if you want to have all new software packages available on Fedora .
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:50 AM   #6
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No, Fedora is fundamentally for letting Redhat make mistakes on a platform that doesn't bear their name.
lol ... such cynicism
 
Old 02-01-2011, 06:48 AM   #7
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CentOS?

Well, I forgot what I was doing due to working on a Windows box for someone...................

I gues I could check, but is there a 64-bit version of CentOS?

Also, since I should probably take this advice, since that is how I got started with Linux (by taking a local user groups' advice),I'll tepidly assume I should hold off on my Sendmail setup issues. Yesterday I did get a message from my local client (Outlook) that the last message was rejected, so I must have made some small progress.

I recall there are some minor differences between distros as to where things are; such as in my dinosaur Fed 9, my web stuff is in /var/www/html..I remember in the 32-bit Ubuntu I set up on a test machine had some knid of different path, although it was similar.

I cannot overstate how green and resultantly paranoid I am about this, but as a kid, I would always dive into the deepest water!

Regards, tarzy (Craig)
 
Old 02-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #8
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My only problem with it is that I found out it was not long-term support. My machine is an AMD Athlon 64-bit rig.
By long term support what did you mean ? Take an example, you released a version x of OS A in year 2011, then x.2 in december 2011 then x.3 in 2012 and so on and x.6 in december 2013, It is simple, you will not keep giving time to version x which was released in 2011 because you will concentrate to improve OS and that is why there are other versions else, only x would stay.

There are no one who provides long time support. Long time suppport simply means you will keep updating x.3 for say 2 years where as you will stop updating x.4 after 1.5 year of release, because x.3 is a benchmark for your product and having considerate stability and improvement over previous versions, where as x.4 is a next step towards the long timer support version of your OS A. (and you are still using F9, and F15 is around the corner , 4 months, and RH6 is out)

I hope I am right, If I am wrong then please Linux lovers feel free to correct me.
 
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:58 AM   #9
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No, Fedora is fundamentally for letting Redhat make mistakes on a platform that doesn't bear their name. Amongst other things. It is not intended to be a long term platform. They're 14 versions down in the time it's taken RHEL to release 5 versions, which should speak volumes.
i use fedora-14 on a personal web server for storing wedding albums and movies and songs (on a $200 acer revo). but i see what your saying... it is not meant for large enterprise type installations.

depending on the original posters needs, i would just upgrade to fc-14.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #10
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My personal suggestion would be backup all non-replaceable files and make sure to read all relevant documents before upgrading/reinstalling in this case as you're talking a major jump. This is the procedure for attempting a update from inside Fedora although given how many versions we're talking about clean install then setting things back up is probably a better approach.

If you don't want to deal with version upgrades a stable rolling release distro like Slackware-current may fill your needs. Obviously as this is a piece of business equipment you want to make sure you understand what you're doing, and why, before you make a decision, particularly as package integrity being maintained across 5 version upgrade iterations is probably asking too much.

Last edited by Jebe; 02-01-2011 at 05:16 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #11
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If you want longterm support and don't want to pay Redhat for the pleasure, use CentOS.
See this page - end-of-life dates are at the bottom.

Either way I reckon you're up for a total re-install.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 01:10 AM   #12
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for REAL longtime support install rhel6 and BUY a license for the extended life

Now CentOS 5.5 is the current
Cent ONLY SUPPORTS the CURRENT VERSION of the supported versions ( 4 and 5 )

However upgrades of minor versions is easy going from centos 5.4 to 5.5 ( and the yet to be released 5.6) is easy as
Code:
su -
yum upgrade
for the most part works

Red Hat supports rhel 4 .( .0 to .9 ) rhel5.0 & 5.1 & 5.2 ... to ... 5.6 AND 6.0
Cent OS supports centos 4.9 and 5.5 ONLY
 
  


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