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Re: OS suggestions

I know no one has tried this but....

I would install Gentoo and then create your own rsync mirror which the
Gentoo boxes would rsync with. Then to do updates as you use portage

emerge --sync && emerge -uD world

While Gentoo is not a production Dist, you would make it that by
controlling the packages available to it with the rsync mirror. That
way you can test new packages extensively before you put them out.
Then once you put them on your rysnc mirror all your boxes will get
them on the next update (which I do automatically with cron.)

Why goto to all this work? Because you get to use Portage (in alot of
opinions the best package management tool out there...) in a
production environment. Not to mention you have total control of the
packages and everything updates automatically... And everything is
built from source...


On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 20:34:08 +0800, hutuworm <hutuworm@gmail.com> wrote:
> We have an OpenLDAP cluster serving about a million members for
> several years, running on Red Hat Linux 7.3. And I advise to use RHEL
> 3 update 3, according to my test, it's the best enterprise Linux
> product for running heavy loaded applications.
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 13:38:20 +0200, Edward de Jongh
> <edwardd@discovery.co.za> wrote:
> > Hi all I've been doing a POC OpenLDAP implementation in a dev environment
> > using Debian as the OS. I know this is a very difficult question to answer
> > as it is largely opinion based, but here goes. I want to know what you guys
> > would recommend as the best/most bug free/easiest to maintain *nix distro as
> > well as backend is? In other words what will be the most user friendly?
> >
> > Any comments and or suggestions are appreciated as I am about to start a
> > fully replicated environment setup and would obviously like it to go as
> > smooth as possible.
> >
> > Tia
> >
> > ed
> >

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