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RedHat FC4 - Comments, opinions welcomed

About to take over a root server with FC4 - main points to note?

   
9:28 am on Jun 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My previous experience is RedHat 8, then RHEL 4 (actually CentOS). I've no previous experience on Fedora Core 4.

Any things to watch out for, strong points, bad aspects, are all welcomed.

12:35 pm on Jun 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There is one single bad thing: Fedora Core 4 is not supported. The Fedore Legacy project that supported older Fedora versions stopped some months ago because of lack of funding and their archives are off-line now.

So you either have to manually check for updates for your system and install them from source when necessary, or upgrade the total server to another OS with a longer support timeline.

10:32 pm on Jun 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Nice!

Now I realise why they are using a Debian kernel with their own update server.

Thinks... yum is going to be a bit of a waste of time.

Oh blimey. I do not even have access to the server yet. This is not good news. But thanks anyway.

3:15 pm on Jun 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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lammert:
or upgrade the total server to another OS with a longer support timeline

Got my first chance to talk to server technical support this afternoon (the company is 1&1, btw) and put the point of no-update support to them. They offered to re-init the server to FC6. The update began within 15 minutes!

Not as good as FC7, of course, but at least there is a chance of security updates for a lot longer than FC4.

Many thanks for your assistance, lammert.

PS
RedHat FC6 - Comments, opinions welcomed
About to take over a root server with FC6 - main points to note?

10:29 pm on Jun 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hmm if possible get Debian or CentOS 4/5. Fedora is more for desktop with cutting edge softwares. For server you need stable software and kernel which provided by CentOS (100% RHEL clone) and Debian.

See : Rhel vs Fedora : [redhat.com...]

Bottom line, get centos if possible. Good luck!