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Preferred Distro for Slash?

posted by jamiemccarthy on 04:00 PM October 20th, 2005   Printer-friendly   Email story
Justin Mazzi writes "Those of use eager to install slashcode come across what I would assume to be a common question. What is the best distro for running slashcode? Install seems possible on many different systems, but I'm looking for the best/most compatible." I think once you have the AMP installed the exact flavor of L doesn't much matter, but feel free to share positive/negative experiences.

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  • debian, no doubt

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 21, @12:52PM (#6331)
    I tried hard to get Slash to install on Fedora Core 3 (maybe even 2) without success. Debian was a breeze - just run the script in the install folder and everything installs automagically as you answer a few questions.
    Of course, as they say, YMMV.
  • by positronic (7284) on Friday October 21, @05:17PM (#6332)
    I don't know about a favorite, but I tried it on openbsd and it was a pain. I eventually had it working, but the whoe process was such a pain I decided to go back to freebsd where I assume it's going to be easier. I guess I'll find out.
  • redhat/fedora

    by tf23 (175) <> on Saturday October 22, @04:04PM (#6333)
    ( | | Last Journal: Monday July 12, @04:44PM )
    redhat/fedora and OSX have all worked very well for me.
    lottadot []

    by fishdan (6732) on Sunday October 23, @11:11PM (#6334)
    I'm not too sure how relevant it is to "today's slash" but last year I installed very painlessly following the instructions at [] on FC3
  • by moodboom (3881) on Tuesday November 01, @04:05PM (#6335)
    Hey all, my slash site is on Fedora, FC4, it's a pre-CSS CVS version that I've maintained across Redhat/FC1/FC2/FC3/FC4. I'm really itching to go CSS, anyone have installation/upgrade experience with that on a specific distro?

    My little slash blog thingee []
  • Thanks Everyone

    by jmazzi (7296) on Tuesday November 01, @10:10PM (#6336)
    I ended up going with CentOS 4 [] which worked quite well. Once i had all the perl mods installed, everything was pretty cut and dry.
  • FreeBSD

    by ericdano (1000) on Friday November 04, @01:26PM (#6337)
    ( | | Last Journal: Friday August 02, @08:31PM )
    FreeBSD. Been running it for almost 6 years now. Simple, and stable.

    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • No go here

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 04, @07:17PM (#6338)
    I couldn't get it to work at all. Why isn't there an automated script to do the installation? The instructions had me modifiying files by hand for days.
  • Penix, of course

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 18, @01:32AM (#6339)
    Penix, the best Linux distro out there. It may be the hardest to set up, and the longest, but it's the best. Penix for you, Penix for your mother, massive Penix for everyone.