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CentOS vs Ubuntu Server (headless)

 
 
Andrew Normore
Re: CentOS vs Ubuntu Server (headless)
 

Thanks Ken smile

I love using Ubuntu, and just apt-get install tasksel, and let tasksel configure my server environment.

But now that I'm the IT guy for an enterprise company, we need something STABLE and proven, so, CentOS. 

I can't use yum to install ANYTHING, unless I can select versions of software. So, I'm learning how to build my own AMP stack, and will likely host the repo myself.

TLDR - Going to wget .rpms!




 
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Re: CentOS vs Ubuntu Server (headless)
 

If you are used to Ubuntu, but don't feel comfortable using it because it isn't old enough (IMHO, Ubuntu is old enough -- just use the LTS version), you can look into Debian.  Ubuntu is based on Debian, so a lot of things should seem familiar, and it has been around longer than Red Hat.  It is very stable (some would say too stable), and proven.

But don't use tasksel.  Just use apt-get install.

 
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Re: CentOS vs Ubuntu Server (headless)
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I can't use yum to install ANYTHING, unless I can select versions of software.

You CAN yum install a selected version:

yum install httpd-2.2.15 mysql-5.1.66

So, I'm learning how to build my own AMP stack, and will likely host the repo myself.

That's probably better than hardcoding a specific version - install the lastest version that's in your repo.

 

 

 
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Andrew Normore
Re: CentOS vs Ubuntu Server (headless)
 

THANK YOU.

 
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