[AG-TECH] Scientific Linux

Osland, CD (Chris) C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk
Mon Oct 18 09:06:48 CDT 2004

I didn't think I'd be asking about Linux, but people here are
beginning to get to grips with Scientific Linux, which appears
to emanate from CERN, Fermilab and other such places - our close
collaborators on Particle Physics.  As I understand it this is
a repackaged Red Hat Enterprise (but don't jump down my throat
if I'm wrong on that).  Does anyone in the AG community (ANL perhaps)
know about Scientific Linux and/or have information about complete
or imminent ports of AG to it - or even whether it is appropriate?



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
> Behalf Of Gavin W. Burris aka 86
> Sent: 18 October 2004 14:50
> To: Steve Smith
> Cc: Monika Rabarison; ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> 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/
> http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sid_d-i/i386/pre


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

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