[App_rpt] distro preference?

Jim Duuuude telesistant at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 18 07:36:10 EST 2008


I was under the impression that you wanted something that was not pre-canned. Steve's (W9SH) distro that uses EasyVoxBox on top of
Centos is a wonderful option if you want something quick and easy. It will make your radio stuff work very nicely. God help you though if
you want to use it as a phone switch also. It marrys you to using their very hard to follow gui poop for configuration, which I have a really
hard time following. Honestly, I have, several times, not been able to help people solve very simple telephony-related problems because that
whole gui thing made the config completely huge and impossible to follow (part of it was that I couldnt get to the gui, I only had ssh access).
This is just my personal opinion and experiences. Im sure that people that know the gui would completely disagree with me. Im not sure Id
blame them.

Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:36:41 -0800
From: eric.fort at gmail.com
To: app_rpt at lists.illiana.net
Subject: Re: [App_rpt] distro preference?

Jim,
 
Justy curious, why Fedora or Centos?  Is this just what you're most familiar with or do these (redhat derived) distros do something "better" than other distros that makes running */app_rpt easier to install, configure, and admin?  I will be putting this node in a completly mobile setting so I will need to get the box up and running with a existing distro and get networking functional via usb serial first (it's enough bandwith...I've connected to allstar link over iax on this interface before.)

 
Eric


On Feb 16, 2008 11:32 PM, Jim Duuuude <telesistant at hotmail.com> wrote:


personally, I like Fedora or Centos




Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 23:11:48 -0800
From: eric.fort at gmail.com
To: app_rpt at lists.illiana.net

Subject: [App_rpt] distro preference? 





I'm putting app_rpt back up from scratch.
 
Is there a prefered distro to run it on?  I'm partial to debian because of it's package management and the ability to not have to install masses of unneeded additional bloat but I've also used RedHat derivitives such as OpenSuse, whitebox, centos, and fedora, along with Slackware, and linux from scratch.  If I'm going to be compiling everything from source though rather than installing packages which seems to be the case with app_rpt then what's the best choice?

 
Thanks,
 
Eric
AF6EP
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