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Solaris server
How does the admin of a webserver on Solaris compare to Linux?

 9:46 pm on Apr 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

I may be looking a running a site on a Solaris server which I have no experience with. How does it compare with Linux? What about perl/CGI scripts and file/dir permissions?



 10:29 pm on Apr 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

I did this jump about 2 years ago. I was using Slackware for about 8 years and found myself in a Unix Admin role for Solaris.

If you are going to Sun on Sparc hardware than you have a realy big jump. If you are going to Sun on PC Compatible than the jump is only a software one which takes out a heap of stuff.

If you are talking about simply working with Unix apps and commands like cd, tar, apache, and squid than you will not even notice the transistion.

Unix is Unix is Unix until you have to ensure that Unix is still running. If this doesn't answer you question than let me know.


 11:53 pm on Apr 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks, I'm starting to feel better already.


 12:56 am on Apr 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

On Sparc hardware, Solaris is "da bomb".

You'll find that linux does a lot of handholding (helper scripts) that Solaris doesn't (or does in the wrong way). Aside from that, the only big issue with Solaris is that you have to hand-build a lot of the tools yourself.

There's a little bit of salvation in [sunfreeware.com...] but I often find that they are just shy of what I really need.

I'm Compile King anyway, I prefer to build everything myself so that I know how it was built. If you decide to go this route, you can google for my compile notes, e-mail/sticky-mail me with any questions you have about them.


(edited by: DaveAtIFG at 2:58 pm (utc) on April 6, 2002)

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