[CentOS] New convert

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Fri Jun 20 09:41:02 UTC 2008


Matt Harwood wrote:
> All,
> 
> Apologies for cluttering the list, but I just wanted to say hello and 
> prepare all for a barage of silly discussions from a tech-hypochondriac! 
> We have recently purchased two servers running CentOS, and as I'm from 
> more of a Debian based background, it would be good if someone could 
> point out the two or three main differences please?

There are different run levels for CentOS (3 is CLI mode, 5 is GUI mode) 
than Debian.

Package management is different, as you say below.  Here is a guide for yum:
http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/yum/


> I'm reading up on 
> the package management as I type, but any quick tips and tricks for 
> (web) server admin with CentOS would be magic.

Also read up on SELinux.

I have only done minor things on Debian so I can't offer much more than 
that :D

CentOS docs:
http://www.centos.org/docs/

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