Good Linux distro for Ror

On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 09:37:12PM +0100, mix wrote:

and what about gentoo versus debian? where stability and comfortable to
update (not only one server, but a lot) are important ?
i think that gentoo is harder than debian to get the same stability,
what do you think ?

Are you trying to start a flame war? Here, have some gasoline for that
fire:
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Actually, the site appears to be down at the moment. Oh, well. You can
find
the Google cached page if you care.

–Greg

mix wrote:

and what about gentoo versus debian? where stability and comfortable to
update (not only one server, but a lot) are important ?
i think that gentoo is harder than debian to get the same stability,
what do you think ?

I worked for almost 4.5 years as a systems administrator for an ISP in
New York and I ran Gentoo on almost all of our Unix boxes. Its rock
solid, so I dont know what you mean. And updates are much faster and
easier than any other non-commercial distro out there since Gentoo
packages operate at the source code level (no waiting for binary
package and backporting nonsense - just build it already).

Sergio B. wrote:

Those with strong opinions about particular distros, could you briefly
elaborate as to why they think is better? (i’d particularly like to
listen to Ezra’s view on Gentoo)

My reasons:

a) Its a fairly minimal distro so you install only what you need.

b) Updates are very fast compared to Debian, RH, Ubuntu, et al.

c) Its very easy to customize packages - the package system is
briiliant.

Gentoo++
It’s been painless getting the full rails stack up and running quickly,
and we’re running 64bit with 4 cores. I’m sure 32bit is even easier.
I’ve always had to look at some tutorial, or just build from source
to get it running on Debian/Ubuntu, the way their package management
breaks up ruby is annoying.

On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 01:45:31PM +0100, Isak H. wrote:

On 1/11/07, Baldur G. [email protected] wrote:

Hi All,

I am very new to rails but am a relatively savvy linux user. My question is
regards to a good linux distribution that works well with most rails.

Anyone running FreeBSD 6.2 yet?

That would be kind’a hard since it’s not out yet :wink: But I will be once
it is released. Not that it should matter much in regard to Rails.


Cheers,

  • Jacob A.

On 1/13/07, Eno [email protected] wrote:

I worked for almost 4.5 years as a systems administrator for an ISP in
New York and I ran Gentoo on almost all of our Unix boxes. Its rock
solid, so I dont know what you mean. And updates are much faster and
easier than any other non-commercial distro out there since Gentoo
packages operate at the source code level (no waiting for binary
package and backporting nonsense - just build it already).

+1

our startup went with gentoo at the recommendation of our sysadmin,
and it was such a wonderful user experience that I switched my home
machine from fedora to gentoo too.

martin

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