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08-10-01, 06:47 PM
Anyone got an oppinions on the best linux distribution to function as a server without a gui, yet has easy to use command line config utils. I have not used another distro other than debian in a while and that has crap for config utils. I don't have a problem doing things manually, but it's not for me. I know Mandrake has good GUI utils, but there will be no gui. I was thinking Red Hat because it used to have a lot of nice text utils, I don't know anything about the newer releases.
from what friends told me when i wanted a command line linux distro. BSD they all said. so i guess try it and tell me what you think. of course i went the lame way and just downloaded mandrake so oh well.
08-10-01, 08:24 PM
This may or may not be what you're after.
08-10-01, 08:35 PM
I'm not going to BSD, and that clark isn't what I'm looking for. The only thing it's going to do is run Majordomo, a list server. I want the menus to make it easier for someone else to change it's IP and such if needed.
I don't like the BSD kernel, I think it's horrible.
08-10-01, 08:37 PM
Ahh, ok. I'll look around. I believe there's something like what you mention. I'll get back with you on it.
This maybe? http://www.greatcircle.com/majordomo/
08-10-01, 10:09 PM
RedHat I know had thier nice linuxconf...but I think that they're trying go with something new. I'm positive that v7 had linuxconf. I think 7.2 was starting to migrate, and I'm pretty sure 8 is all new. Don't know jack about the new stuff, though.
SuSE is good. It has YaST 1 and 2. Almost everything I have done in the way of config has been done using either YaST 1 or 2 or SaX1 or 2.
It supports USB and Journalling File systems. Great for a server.
08-20-01, 12:24 PM
id vote turbolinux server(i got the disk if you need it) becauset was engenered for just that :)
I used to do the same thing, command line only servers, but anymore when I set up a linux server I install with KDE. Just can't beat that gui for ease on configuration. Once it's all set up then I just run from the command line for server use.
As for the distro I got kind of turned off on Mandrake by 7.2 8 isn't bad but I have been using SuSE for a while now firt 7.1 and now 7.2 and it has been working like a champ for me. I am really happy with it, just seems to have the right versions of all the libraries for the apps I want to run, Mandrake doesn't to many dependancy errors.
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