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Old 02-27-2002, 01:13 PM   #1
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Best/Easiest is not clear to me for a distribution so I will try to be more specific

People have asked what is the easiest distribution. What is easy for one person may not be easy for another so I will try to ask this a different way.

I have a 486 machine with an Intel chip and have installed Redhat6.1 in the past. I followed all the steps exactly as they were specified in the installation guide and some things didn't work. I had to find other peoples experiences on the web to get them working. To me that is not easy.

Being that I was hacked recently and have to do things from scratch I would like to achieve the least pain. To me that is defined as having a distribution that:

1. If I follow the written instructions exactly as written my machine will work

2. By work I mean run the operating system run PHP, run Apache, run Oracle.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Old 02-27-2002, 01:29 PM   #2
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RedHat has come a long way since 6.x and you may just want to give 7.2 a go as it's alot more freindly now. Mandrake is also another that I believe is even more user freindly. You'll just want to make sure since it's a 486, that you keep the install to only what you need since you may be resource limited. I would try one of those, RH being first.
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running oracle and apache on a 486? that's never gonna happen in a useful way really. what's wrong with rh61? i doubt you'll get a better or easier distro to install than that anyway.
Old 02-27-2002, 04:57 PM   #4
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What is wrong with 6.2


I don't think 6.1 is supported any more.

I am mostly looking for Oracle client stuff to be used by PHP modules to talk to my database server.

Thanks for your input



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