[Product-Developers] Re: please recommend (or warn me off) a linux flavor that can...

Tim Knapp duffyd at kokorice.org
Mon Mar 31 23:42:26 UTC 2008


On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 20:27 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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 run a CentOS and multiple Ubuntu machines, and the CentOS one is an
> absolute PITA.  Ubuntu is much simpler.

+1 on the CentOS nightmares (disclaimer: I am a CentOS n00b but am a
longtime Deb-distro user - love it ;)

> > 
> > 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?
> 
> More so than rpms - I have far more headaches getting rpms to play nice
> together than I do with ubuntu and debs.  Some days I could kill the guy
> who decided to go with CentOS.
> 
> Just remember to completely ignore zope & plone in the package system
> (whether you use CentOS or Ubuntu) - they're practically stone-age.
> 
> Also, put all Plone "sites" in their own zope databases (ZODB) - we didn't
> do that and retrofitting is becoming a problem...  The system grew rather
> faster than expected :-)





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