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Old 08-02-2005, 05:08 AM   #1
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Hello from the Midlands in the UK


Hey all

looks like an interesting board and i look forward to being part of the community.

I have a redhat 7.3 server that i use for hosting clients web sites and mail. Got a few problems that the usual googling didnt throw up any answers on so, here i am.

Hope you are all having a good week!
Take it easy
Mac
 
Old 08-02-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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Hi @ the Midlands Welcome to LQ
 
Old 08-02-2005, 03:07 PM   #3
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Wecome Mac

Hope you enjoy your stay

Pete (Fellow Midlander)
 
Old 08-02-2005, 04:08 PM   #4
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Wow, I'm from the Midlands too...

I didn't realise it was such a hotbed of Linux activity
 
Old 08-02-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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ahh

You must be from the Midlands I see Gentoo as your distribution, obviously a man of very discerning taste

Pete
 
Old 08-02-2005, 05:31 PM   #6
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We'll have to get to work on marcusmiller...
 
Old 08-03-2005, 02:50 AM   #7
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Whats the deal with Gentoo then chaps? I had RH 7.3 on my boxes as it the best deal and what was offered by the hosting company i used a couple of years back when i got them. I am looking to get a few more though so whats your reasons for using Gentoo? I was thinking of going the Debian Route you see.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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Hi Mac

Quote:
Whats the deal with Gentoo then chaps?
No big deal really, it's just my distro of choice

Tried lots of different linux flavours over the last couple of years and Gentoo just feels right

It's a challenge which I like, it's very stable, extremely fast on the right hardware, does everything I need and more

So that's it really, linux is all about choice and currently Gentoo is mine

The good thing is you can try all these great linux distro's to your hearts content and they are absolutely free, all it costs is time

Pete
 
Old 08-04-2005, 04:29 AM   #9
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Time, thats the doozy you see. I am working full time, setting up and running my own business (on said linux boxes) and trying to be a good parent and husband. Time is not something i have in abundance.

Got any thoughts on Fedora as thats what my host offers on their supplied dedicated boxes?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 05:36 AM   #10
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For what it's worth, I used SuSE before switching to Gentoo. I would still recommend it to someone who just wants to "use" Linux.

I would be wary of Fedora for business purposes. It's purpose is as a testing ground for Red Hat, and I'm guessing you want stability over bleeding edge.

From the fedora site:-
Quote:
from http://fedora.redhat.com
...It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:07 AM   #11
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Hmm, interesting. Funny how Pipex offer it as their entry level Linux box OS then.

Just had a browse around there site and it looks like a ploy to get you to pay an extra 20 a month for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Time to find a new dedicated host me thinks! Dedicated-Servers.co.uk were a great company untill they were bought out by pipex. :-(

Will have to have a poke around and see what distro to use next. How do you update your Gentoo boxes then? Apt-Get or Yum work for those?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:25 AM   #12
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It's a similar package management system called "emerge".

To update everything
Code:
emerge -Dvu world
Of course, it takes a bit longer as it is all compiled from source on your system On the plus side, dependency problems are practically unheard of, even when upgrading.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:40 AM   #13
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Sounds interesting, you have sparked a flame, im off to check out some Gentoo sites.
 
  


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