[Product-Developers] please recommend (or warn me off) a linuxflavor that can...

Mark Phillips mark at phillipsmarketing.biz
Mon Mar 31 18:26:48 UTC 2008


rpm vs deb - your choice, just make sure the packages for what you want
are available and recent. For what you listed, pound and varnish are
available as debs. Not sure about rpms.

I use debian for my servers and have no complaints. However, install
plone from the plone site, not as a package. You will get a more recent
version, and maintaining different versions is slightly easier for me.

My 2 cents.


On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 13:56 -0400, PythonHack wrote:
> Hey Plonistas
> I FINALLY get to set up a linux box! (there is a God after all) and I
> need to impress the bean-counters.
> This box will be used for python/zope/plone development (and proof of
> the stack) but I need a kickstart selecting a linux flavor.
> I have tons of DOS/windows experience (25+ years) but virtually none
> of
> unix/linux.  I am confident I can learn what I need to 'on the fly'
> but
> right now the OS has to 'just work' (I can't get into compiling it,
> etc.)
> I need to setup multiple instances of plone 3 with zeo (via buildout)
> as
> quickly as possible and with the absolute least difficulty.  I may
> also
> be setting up:
>         - pound with apache (it's a quad core box)
>         - entransit and/or deliverance
>         - varnish
> I had looked at centOS and ubuntu server.
> I was about to install ubuntu server but I just noticed that it uses
> .deb instead of .rpm.  Is ubuntu going to be a limitation for me later
> on, or are debian versions universally available?
> Or, what flavors should I avoid? (why?)
> Thanks in advance for the (non)crash course.
> Ian
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