[App_rpt] distro preference?

Eric Fort eric.fort at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 14:25:21 EST 2008


Yes I definitely do not want a pre canned solution and most of the people
I've spoken with have had the same opinion about using the GUI config
'tools'.  Likely it will be used as a phone switch as well, though in this
install using sip/iax2 connections only.

my main question about distro preference though is more pointed at the base
distro, i.e. centos vs fedora vs debian vs ubuntu, et al....  A preference
was expressed toward centos or fedora and I'm just asking if one distro
actually makes getting an asterisk/app_rpt system running and the
administration thereafter any easier over another or is the preference more
along the lines of some people like chedar cheese and some like provolone.
What would be the specific reasons for choosing one base distro over another
for a asterisk/app_rpt box?

Thanks,

Eric

2008/2/18 Jim Duuuude <telesistant at hotmail.com>:

>  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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