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mpetch at capp-sysware.com
Thu Nov 18 02:45:46 PST 2004
After dealing with oracle on Linux platforms it is funny, I concluded
that ORACLE has poor dependency and installation support - and I don't
fault Redhat for the way Oracle is shipped/distributed.
Why not go ask all the software suppliers? (oracle etc). Maybe they
should reconsider how their software is installed.
I saw a message about sand boxing. That is the method I recommend if
your dealing with Oracle. Can be as easy as using chroot on some
On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 18:12 -0700, Kevin Anderson wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 November 2004 16:53, Jesse Kline wrote:
> > When Red Hat split their product line, they basically said that Fedora
> > was more of a testing distro. for people who want the latest software.
> > If you're a company running this on a server, you want something that is
> > rock solid, has a long release cycle, and is easy to upgrade. As far as
> > I'm concerned that's what Debian is, and it's free. Their stable
> > distribution is known for being stable, which is what you should be
> > looking for on a server IMHO. It has a long release cycle so you don't
> > have to worry about upgrading your OS every 6 months in order to
> > maintain patches. As well, it is easy to upgrade using apt. Just like
> > rh, if you want the latest and greatest to play around with you can
> > install testing or unstable. I think this is the heritage that they're
> > proud of.
> As they should be. Too bad Oracle, Peoplesoft, etc don't agree. Again and
> again, Linux is the word used where Red Hat is the what they really mean.
> Which makes it unsuitable for a corporate install. Every time I've purchased
> a big app, RH was requested as the OS. Red Hat isn't Linux, but nobody seems
> to know that except in the technical realm.
> Maybe I hate RH because it's just thrown at me so often. Linux should allow
> choice, but it doesn't. If you want support on an application, you need to
> be running a particular OS under it. Regardless of the suitability of
> another identical OS. Whitebox is a great example. Try to get support for
> Oracle on an install built on whitebox even...
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Michael Petch <mpetch at capp-sysware.com>
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