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plafitracer
2007-07-17, 07:20
I got tired of messing around with ClarkConnect, Kubuntu and other free Linux packages - life is just too short... Either one thing doesn't work or the other, or I just cant' figure out how to do it :)

So I bit the apple, bought a new pc and Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 WorkStation.

The question is now: Any reasons why Slimserver would not run flawlessly on Redhat - or are there any known issues.

Thanks

Henrik

Robin Bowes
2007-07-17, 07:47
plafitracer wrote:
> I got tired of messing around with ClarkConnect, Kubuntu and other free
> Linux packages - life is just too short... Either one thing doesn't
> work or the other, or I just cant' figure out how to do it :)
>
> So I bit the apple, bought a new pc and Redhat Enterprise Linux 5
> WorkStation.
>
> The question is now: Any reasons why Slimserver would not run
> flawlessly on Redhat - or are there any known issues.

You will find no difference (in practical terms) between most of the
free distributions and RHEL, apart from the hole in your wallet! :)
Indeed, RHEL5 is essentially Fedora Core 6 - a free distro. Also, CentOS
is a free version of RHEL - essentially identical, apart from the
branding (and the cost).

When it comes down to it, you've got just the same free software
packages on RHEL - you've still got to have a certain amount of
knowledge to get Slimserver installed.

So, in answer to your question (or rather, a slightly different
question), there is no reason why Slimserver will not run on your new PC
any differently than under FC6, or CentOS5.

R.

Linzer
2007-07-17, 10:12
I got tired of messing around with ClarkConnect, Kubuntu and other free Linux packages - life is just too short... Either one thing doesn't work or the other, or I just cant' figure out how to do it :)

So I bit the apple, bought a new pc and Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 WorkStation.

The question is now: Any reasons why Slimserver would not run flawlessly on Redhat - or are there any known issues.

Thanks

Henrik

I believe RHEL uses Security Enhanced Linux http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SELinux which could potentially interfere with Slimserver.

If you have problems you might want to search the forums for Fedora or RHEL.

BTW, I have MUCH better success using Google to search for terms on these forums than I do using the built in search. Just use the qualifier site:slimdevices.com after your terms in the google search.

HTH

mikeruss
2007-08-02, 05:37
All the posts before are correct. What you pay for with RHES and AS etc is support, and more stringent testing - i.e more stable in theory.

You should have no issues, but SELinux can be a pain in the ass. Disable it, I am no fan. Especially if the machine in question is internal facing.

FYI I run SS on FC6 - without one issue.


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vi etc/selinux/config


# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
# enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
# permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
# disabled - SELinux is fully disabled.
SELINUX=disabled
# SELINUXTYPE= type of policy in use. Possible values are:
# targeted - Only targeted network daemons are protected.
# strict - Full SELinux protection.
SELINUXTYPE=targeted

# SETLOCALDEFS= Check local definition changes
SETLOCALDEFS=0