On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 04:20 +0200, Bob S. wrote:
RHL 7.2 for all I know. It’s what cat /etc/redhat-release says, but who
knows if that’s right?
I’d accept that it is correct.
RHL = Red Hat Linux
RHL versioned 7.2 => 7.3 => 8.0 => 9 and then became known as Fedora
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / vague comparisons
2.1 (similar to RHL 7.3) - now in maintenance mode, security updates
3.8 (similar to RHL 9)
4.4 (similar to Fedora Core 3)
version 5.0 scheduled for release December 2006
CentOS is freeware version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CentOS has versions derived from above.
Fedora Core version 4 just went EOL and version 5 is current, version 6
is scheduled for release October 6, 2006
In essence, between Red Hat Linux and its successor, Fedora, Fedora Core
5 represents the 8th release since Red Hat Linux 7.2 - that’s like
trying to use Windows 95 (rev B)
His box seems wacky to me. Non-root users can’t run ps, or who, or top.
You get an error that /proc must be mounted (?). Is this normal for
ls -l /bin/ps /usr/bin/top /usr/bin/who
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 66416 Dec 31 2005 /bin/ps
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 52348 Dec 31 2005 /usr/bin/top
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 23440 Aug 23 2005 /usr/bin/who
that’s on a CentOS 4 system. As you can see, all users can execute them.
No, it’s not normal for Linux. Was it normal for RHL 7.2? I don’t think
so but I don’t have any remaining systems running anything that old to
You don’t say which version of ruby/rails you are using and I’m
presuming that you are avoiding apache which is bound to be really old
I did a fresh build of Ruby 1.8.4 and am using Rails 1.1.2 (yes, I need
to upgrade to 1.1.6). However, this problem does not happen on FreeBSD,
and it only happens if I start the server as a non-privileged user.
Doesn’t happen on Win32 either.
on CentOS and Fedora systems, I run as user - never an issue.
Apache not playing a part. Just running WEBrick or mongrel_rails as the
server, port 3000, development environment. Just vanilla stuff.
I know I’m OT for the Rails list here, sorry…
we are talking about Rails - it’s on topic