[CentOS] Suggestions on initial CentOS 4.3 Install packages
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Fri May 26 12:51:43 UTC 2006
--- "Phillips, Tod" <TPhillips at douglasfurniture.com>
> Hello, all...
> I'm attempting to learn Linux (on a CentOS setup) by
> doing something
> productive at the same time. I've already installed
> it twice...once with
> a "full, just install everything" setup and another
> by following the
> Perfect CentOS 4.3 Web Server Setup instructions on
> Though I've had issues with both, I have a lot of
> patience and time is
> not a big concern.
> What I'd like to do is get some advice from the
> community on a good
> initial setup for my system by listing out some of
> the things I hope to
> 1) Set up a test Web Server for development of a
> rework of a client's website (I'll host the
> production site w/ an
> outside company).
> 2) I'd like to learn PHP and Apache while I'm
> reworking the site.
> 3) Learn all there is to know (ok, maybe just enough
> to not be
> dangerous) about securing the server.
> 4) Develop a program, most likely in C/C++, that can
> talk with my
> Company's mainframe and its communications software,
> either through web
> services/xml interfaces or directly through some
> sort of COM / .NET
> equivalent. The end result would be an application
> that can run on any
> Linux box with an Internet connection, giving users
> the ability to
> access and modify mainframe data, enter orders, etc.
> 5) Be able to retrieve email, surf the net, write
> and read documents
> (general office stuff) to become both more familiar
> with Linux apps AND
> to keep from needing to run to a different PC for
> these needs when they
> I know I'll need the X Windows and Gnome stuff, but
> I'm concerned about
> dependencies and/or conflicts between the packages
> necessary for
> everything I want to do. I certainly want to use the
> Terminal prompts
> whenever possible -- particularly for setting up the
> networking and
> Apache server -- so that I can begin to learn
> The question really becomes: Can I do it all on one
> box or am I going to
> create a nightmare for myself because of overlapping
> programs that
> "hijack" critical functions from the web server, or
> vice-versa? I erased
> my original install (with everything) because it
> seemed more important
> to me to learn what it was I needed and install it
> manually later on if
> and when the need arose. Good thinking or...?
> Your thoughts are greatly appreciated,
At a minimum I would suggest you have 2 boxes assuming
your company/you can afford it.
- Do a workstation install
- Install things needed for your desktop environment
like "GNOME Desktop Environment"
- Installing a GIU and production webserver on the
same machine will degrade its performance.
- Yum update (very important)
- No X is to be installed
- Do a server install/get the SERVERCD if and when it
becomes available. I haven't seen the contents of the
said SERVERCD so I can only guess. Alternatively
installing CD1 and unselecting all options will give
you a barebones install.
- you can then groupinstall "Web Server" "MySQL
Database". See man yum.
- Yum update (very important)
What issues did you have with the "CentOS 4.3 Perfect
Setup"? You can post your comments at the tutorial
site so that the author takes account your experience/setbacks.
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