[AG-TECH] Gentoo or Fedora

Victor M. Babson, Jr. vbabson at secsg.uga.edu
Mon Oct 18 09:14:26 CDT 2004


I'm about to change the OS from RHEL WS3 to Gentoo in order to get some
bug-fixes in the 2.3 version.  I've tried installing 2.3 on the current OS,
but no dice.

I use Debian for a number of things on a number of machines.  I've never
tried installing the AGTk.  Are there any gotcha's?  Some bugs that you've
found but can deal with??  Examples?

Would you recommend Debian over Gentoo for AG, or were you just throwing
this out there so people know that someone has done it?

Thanks for your advice/time.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gavin W. Burris aka 86" <ga5in at psu.edu>
To: "Steve Smith" <ssmith at vislab.usyd.edu.au>
Cc: "Monika Rabarison" <monika.k.rabarison at ccaix.jsums.edu>;
<ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Gentoo or Fedora

> I second the suggestion for Debian.  I just reinstalled my room based
> node with my audio and video machines with Debian.  Please feel free
> to send me questions.
> I recommend you use the pre-rc2 netinst CD image:
> http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
> Cheers.
> Steve Smith wrote (on Sat, 16 Oct 2004 at 15:32):
> > Monika Rabarison wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Thinking about upgrading the "good old" Linux capture boxes to 2.3,
> > > what would you guys suggest Gentoo or Fedora? Any pros and cons?
> >
> > Another option is Debian (AG packages available at
> > http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/debian).  The main pros are those of
> > Debian: ease of upgrade (no need to do re-installs), good security
> > support, large number of supported packages.  The main con has
> > traditionally been the difficulty of installation (this is much better
> > with the recent beta installers).  Also, the next stable release isn't
> > actually out yet, although it should be soon.
> >
> > There are also packages available for Slackware, which has good support
> > and a shorter release cycle if you prefer that.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Steve
> >
> -- 
> Gavin W. Burris aka 86
> Senior Systems Programmer
> Penn State Visualization Group
> http://viz.aset.psu.edu/ga5in

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