Changing horses in midstream (was Re: [TriLUG] FC2 now perfect?)
gregbrown at mindspring.com
Fri Apr 29 10:51:01 EDT 2005
I've never installed it over RH, but I have installed Knoppix via the
well known sudo knoppix-install on a blank system. Once you start
using Debian I think you'll like it. Keeping debian up to date is a
snap and moving to new versions is easy as well. For my remote servers
debian is all I run these days.
On Apr 28, 2005, at 4:13 PM, Rick DeNatale wrote:
> On 4/28/05, John Broome <jbroome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think DAG's apt4rpm repo is fairly current. I'll probably move my
>> home mail/web server over to either debian/unbuntu or freebsd when I
>> get back. Dunno which, just depends on my mood. :)
> I'm even further back, still running on RH9. I've been getting more
> and more confused about where to go.
> After the last meeting, some guys recommended debian. The argument
> against FC, as I understood it, was that there was that the release
> cycle was long so I was less likely to find the latest stuff. When I
> started looking at real debian, it looked worse though. When I looked
> at the upstream version numbers of stuff, my RH9 system, which I'd
> been keeping up to date via Fedora Legacy, and has some new stuff from
> places like Dag's repo seemed to have lots of packages which were
> newer. Sarge is better but now I'm looking at Ubuntu, since they seem
> to be ahead of the curve, but still are in the Debian stream.
> One of the things I did like about Debian was the cross-install idea
> which is to use debootstrap in a chroot on a running system to build a
> new installation without having to bring the system down, and to be
> able to do some testing before cutting over. I'd assume that the same
> could be done with ubuntu. I found a similar idea on the ubuntu wiki
> but they seemed to be talking about doing this on top of the existing
> system rather than in a chroot jail which seems dangerous. I also
> found a script called debtakeover which someone wrote to replace an
> existing colo server system with debian which I'm planning to try to
> grok before I make a move.
> Does anyone have any experience with installing a debian based distro
> on a running linux system? Preferably installing Ubuntu on top of RH.
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