[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Mon Mar 30 05:17:03 UTC 2009
> So what would be the down side to just walking away from everything
> RH-related now that Ubuntu has a free alternative with long term
> support? I thought perhaps when I mentioned it earlier there would be
> a flurry of responses pointing out functional deficiencies but so far
> there have been none. I would never have started using RH in the early
> days if it had not been freely redistributable. Now the clones are
> better than nothing, but it still seems wrong.
Functional deficiencies here we come:
1) No equivalent to kickstart:
By that I mean, zero support for automated lvm on raid kind of disk
partitioning in the debian-installer
2) No equivalent to 'rpm -Va' or any 'rpm -V'. No checksumming done on
packages and their contents.
the rest are all learn how to add automatic iptables on boot sort of
stuff I guess.
If you move to ubuntu, be prepared for a lot more than just apt-get /
apt-cache. There is no inittab. You do get to use 'service whatever
start/stop' though from Intrepid onwards I believe. There is no root
account by default. You must be prepared for a very different way to the
Redhat way of doing things.
Christopher - who did the leap from Centos to Ubuntu and is now stuck in
the Windows quagmire.
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