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    Seeking suggestion of base Linux OS


    Hi folks,


    What LinuxOS would you folks recommend for LAMP server?


    I have been struggling several days on setting up a Ubuntu box encountering lot of problem. Ubuntu is a nice Linux distro easy to install which is based on Debian. The problem is Debian make change on some major packages differed from their official release causing certain problem. I have been runing CentOS, Fedora, Slack, Arch, etc. each distro having some problem. I don't expect turning back to *BSD. Neither I prefer building my own OS, LFS, which I did before. It is time consuming taking at least 3_5 days to build the base if everything going on smoothly. At finish only a text editor is running. Then I have to continue installing secuity packages, server packages, etc. Another 3~5 days are futher needed.


    What I need is a base Linux OS without GUI. I do headless installation. Pointer and suggestion are appreciated. TIA


    B.R.
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    my personal preference is Debian -- Network install from a minimal CD

    install a minimal install and then only install what you want

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    1. Test and try openSUSE 11.
    2. you'll have choice to install a pure CLI system in a reliable manner.
    3. RPM based and well documented and realy stable.
    4. All you need for a LAMP Server
    5. It's better than Ubuntu 8.04.
    6. I personally establish a CLI server based on a openSUSE 11 (CLI) and compile some package that I need, too. It's work perfectly.

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    Hi folks,


    Thanks for your advice.


    I have been running Ubuntu sometimes which is based on Debian.(I also run the latter previously) Until recently I'm sufferring on MySQL after running "apt-get upgrade" on 2 LAMP servers, Ubuntu 6.06 and 7.04 respectively. After trying >2 days unable to fix the problem, finally I have to remove/reinstall MySQL. Now the Ubuntu 6.06 box seems working normal. But I can't reinstall MySQL packages on Ubuntu 7.04 box.


    # apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      libdbd-mysql-perl libmysqlclient15off mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common mysql-server-5.0
    Suggested packages:
      tinyca
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      libdbd-mysql-perl libmysqlclient15off mysql-client mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common mysql-server mysql-server-5.0
    0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/36.5MB of archives.
    After unpacking 96.6MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    Reading package fields... Done
    Reading package status... Done
    Retrieving bug reports... Done
    Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
    grave bugs of mysql-server-5.0 ( -> 5.0.38-0ubuntu1.4) <done>
     #480292 - CVE-2008-2079: mysql allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks (Fixed: mysql-dfsg-5.0/5.0.51a-7)
    Summary:
     mysql-server-5.0(1 bug)
    Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...]  n
    ****************************************************************************
    ****** Exit with an error by force in order to stop the installation. ******
    ****************************************************************************
    E: Sub-process if dpkg -s apt-listbugs | grep -q '^Status: .* ok installed'; then /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || ( test $? -ne 10 || exit 10; echo 'Warning: apt-listbugs exited abnormally, hit enter key to continue.' 1>&2 ; read a < /dev/tty ); fi returned an error code (10)
    E: Failure running script if dpkg -s apt-listbugs | grep -q '^Status: .* ok installed'; then /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || ( test $? -ne 10 || exit 10; echo 'Warning: apt-listbugs exited abnormally, hit enter key to continue.' 1>&2 ; read a < /dev/tty ); fi
    I'm running the same steps on removing/reinstalling MySQL on 2 Ubuntu boxes. It looks quite funny to me.


    About 2 weeks ago I was suffering on installing Cyrus on Ubuntu 6.06 box. Finally I got it done after struggling several days. Debian made change on the Official packages.


    I haven't run SUSE before. I suppose Open SUSE and SUSE are the same. The later is based on the former, similar to Solaris and Open Solaris.


    Folks, have you tried Zenwalk?

    www.zenwalk.org - Ever tried zen computing?


    Any comment? TIA


    My personal opinion is the best Linux distro is the home made distro, LFS/HLFS. I did it several years ago. It would be a wonder Linux OS. However it is time consuming. For me it will take at least 5~6 days to finish a base Linux OS, provided everything going on smoothly and depending on the speed of CPU. Because all packages are installed on source. A home made Linux is clean and rigid OS without rubbish. Because I'm lazy. I stopped building my own OS turning to the ready-install Linux distro.


    B.R.
    satimis

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    I've just signed up and this post is only 4 days. Lemmie jump in a little late. For any lamp setups or even a simple samba server check out Centos.

    It's basically a rip of RHEL server free. Check it out, it's my new server side distro.

    cheers!

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    @satimis

    have you tried
    Code:
    apt-get -f install mysql-server mysql-client

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    Quote Originally Posted by jledhead View Post
    @satimis

    have you tried
    Code:
    apt-get -f install mysql-server mysql-client
    Hi jledhead,


    Thanks for your advice.


    Finally I solved my problem running;

    $ sudo aptitude install mysql-server and mysql-client


    B.R.
    satimis

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirm View Post
    I've just signed up and this post is only 4 days. Lemmie jump in a little late. For any lamp setups or even a simple samba server check out Centos.

    It's basically a rip of RHEL server free. Check it out, it's my new server side distro.

    cheers!
    Hi squirm,


    Thanks for your advice.


    I ran CentOS a year before not so smoothly. Finally I switched to Archlinux.

    I still have CentOS 5 running on a Ubuntu 7.04 LAMP box as guest on VMware. I did not touch it sometimes, not yet fully configured. I was planning running it as a web server. On the host, Ubuntu 7.04, I have SquirrelMail running. Because SM needs Apache. However I failed to backport port 80 on the guest, CentOS, I just leave it there without use. I'm running the host as Mail server.


    B.R.
    satimis

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