[Beowulf] best linux distribution
tegner at nada.kth.se
Mon Oct 8 11:09:31 PDT 2007
Tony Travis wrote:
> I also prefer Debian-based distro's and still run the openMosix kernel
> under an Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS server installation on our Beowulf cluster.
> What I like about APT (the Debian package manager) is the dependency
> checking and conflict resolution capabilities of "aptitude", which is
> more robust than the older "apt-get". I previously ran Red Hat 5.3->9
> and I've used both "up2date" and "yum". Neither of these is as capable
> of resolving package conflicts and dependencies as APT. I used APT for
> RPM when I ran RH9 for exactly this reason.
> In my opinion, the package management system is a very important
> factor to take into account when choosing a distribution, as well as
> the range of tried and tested binary packages that are available. In
> that respect, Debian/Ubuntu has a lot to recommend it.
regarding ubuntu, has anyone tried their adoption of kickstart?
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