What's the best Linux Distro?

I am running RT 3.0.12 built for Windows, and want to build a new server
with Linux as the OS. Which distro would be the best for this? I’m
planning on running 3.4.4, and want a clear upgrade path to 3.5.x when it’s
ready.

Thanks
Tim Mahoney
Win Svr 2003 / RT 3.0.12 / Apache 1.33 / Perl 5.8.6 / MySQL 4.1.18

Greetings,

I don’t think any linux distro is better than the other for what you are
looking for. It is more about which you are more comfortable with. If
you will be installing RT on your own (i.e. not using the distro version
even if available) then your choice is a matter of which distro you
prefer. I have run RT on Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat and SUSE, all installed
manually rather than using debs, rpm or the like. They are all equally
successful.

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----------------------------------- ------------------------------------On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Mahoney, Tim wrote:

I am running RT 3.0.12 built for Windows, and want to build a new server
with Linux as the OS. Which distro would be the best for this? I’m
planning on running 3.4.4, and want a clear upgrade path to 3.5.x when it’s
ready.

Thanks
Tim Mahoney
Win Svr 2003 / RT 3.0.12 / Apache 1.33 / Perl 5.8.6 / MySQL 4.1.18


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I am running RT 3.0.12 built for Windows, and want to build a new server
with Linux as the OS. Which distro would be the best for this? I’m
planning on running 3.4.4, and want a clear upgrade path to 3.5.x when it’s
ready.

http://www.distrowatch.com

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I am running RT 3.0.12 built for Windows, and want to build a new server
with Linux as the OS. Which distro would be the best for this? I’m
planning on running 3.4.4, and want a clear upgrade path to 3.5.x when it’s
ready.

http://www.distrowatch.com

You aren’t likely to find any agreement on this, but I like the
Centos4 distribution: http://www.centos.org/ which is rebuilt from
the RedHat Enterprise source rpms so it can be redistributed freely.
It is very stable without being too far out of date and updates have
been released very quickly after being available in RHEL. You can
use the instructions on the wiki for installation on RHEL with fastcgi.

Les Mikesell
les@futuresource.com

At Friday 12/2/2005 12:32 PM, Mahoney, Tim wrote:

I am running RT 3.0.12 built for Windows, and want to build a new server
with Linux as the OS. Which distro would be the best for this? I’m
planning on running 3.4.4, and want a clear upgrade path to 3.5.x when it’s
ready.

http://wiki.bestpractical.com/index.cgi?FAQ

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I don’t think any linux distro is better than the other for what you are
looking for. It is more about which you are more comfortable with. If
you will be installing RT on your own (i.e. not using the distro version
even if available) then your choice is a matter of which distro you
prefer. I have run RT on Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat and SUSE, all installed
manually rather than using debs, rpm or the like. They are all equally
successful.

However if you DO want to use packages, than Debian (and Ubuntu which is
a Debian clone) have packages ready and very easy to install, while the
packages for RedHat are not as easy and I am not aware of any packages for
SuSE. In addition IMHO Debian layout of perl packages seems to be a bit more
reasonable than the one in RedHat and SuSE.

					 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb@ucw.cz>

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I am running RT 3.0.12 built for Windows, and want to build a new server
with Linux as the OS. Which distro would be the best for this? I’m
planning on running 3.4.4, and want a clear upgrade path to 3.5.x when it’s
ready.

Thanks
Tim Mahoney
Win Svr 2003 / RT 3.0.12 / Apache 1.33 / Perl 5.8.6 / MySQL 4.1.18

I prefer gentoo. It’s very simple to emerge rt and be done with it.
Binary package distributions like Red Hat, SuSe, etc. make it very
difficult to get the dependencies correctly installed.

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