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Linuxhelp _ News _ Upcoming Downtime - Saturday May 22nd 2004

Posted by: Joey Apr 15 2004, 08:16 AM

Linux Help & all it's services will be offline for 2-6 hours on Saturday May 22nd 2004. I am planning to bring everything down around 9 or 10pm eastern time.

The end of life for Red Hat 9 is at the end of this month, so during this outage I will be updating the OS and possibly adding more RAM.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted by: chrisw Apr 15 2004, 08:33 AM

that bytes

just my 10 cents.......hehe

there are 10 types of people in this world,
those who can read binary, and
those who cant

Posted by: Jim Apr 15 2004, 04:38 PM

First, nice pun. Second, it doesn't byte this is a good thing, more ram is always good. Besides, I don't know about you guys, but on a Saturday nigh I plan on doing something other than linuxhelp. I know it may be tough for some people to grasp but we can't be nerds all the time.

Just out of curiosity, what OS are you upgrading to?

Posted by: Robert83 Apr 15 2004, 04:40 PM

Yeah, you are right,

Saturday night I'm playing Gothic 2[6 beer edition smile.gif ] again, this time I will join the Fire Magicians...

Robert B

Posted by: Joey Apr 15 2004, 04:41 PM

The box is currently running Red Hat 9. I will either be moving it to Fedora Core 2 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES, I haven't decided yet.

Posted by: chrisw Apr 15 2004, 06:50 PM

if i was you i would upgrade to RHEL3.0

if i could afford it i would upgrade to it also
but im going to stick with whitebox

Posted by: hughesjr Apr 15 2004, 07:29 PM

I installed fedora core 2 beta 2 ... I'm just happy if it boots. I wouldn't put the server on that unless it gets alot more stable between now and then! (just my opinion)

Posted by: Joey Apr 15 2004, 07:32 PM

Fedora Core 1 wasn't that bad. I didn't care for the install (only have to do it once) or the way X was set up (I don't install X on the server). Anyhow I'll see when the time comes.

Posted by: hughesjr Apr 15 2004, 07:44 PM

My main Fedora Core 1 is fairly stable now ... the biggest problems I am having with Fedora Core 2 involve the integration of SELinux into the FC2 kernel. I have set selinux=0 but am still having some issues.

Posted by: Joey Apr 15 2004, 07:59 PM

I would try whitebox but their site seems kind of scary. They seem like they could disappear at any time and leave me hanging dry.

Posted by: hughesjr Apr 15 2004, 08:19 PM

CentOS 3.1 is also pretty good .... ... and I don't see them going anywhere. CentOS has more developers and is part of the bigger cAos project.

I think John Morris and WhiteBox are going to be around for a while too ... on the mailing list he is talking about how he is structuring the FTP servers for both possible respins of RHEL 3 (with the quarterly updates) and for RHEL 4.

I think either would be a very stable server environment ... And, if all else fails, we (I) can build the RHEL SRPMS from scratch as long as RedHat continues release them.

Posted by: chrisw Apr 15 2004, 10:19 PM

im starting to learn how to rebuild rpm sources so it might take me a while to rebuild them...not exactly sure the proper way of doing it....ive been using different ways of building src rpms...but i believe i can handle the situation also if something would happen....and as far as redhat keeping the src's available....i really dont think they will stop releasing them


what is the best way to rebuild src rpms

like i posted...ive done it 2 different ways

Posted by: Joey Apr 15 2004, 10:24 PM

I looked at a few different distributions tonight and I must say that I'm so sick of this, I just want to get the migration done with.

I dont think I'm going to bother with any of the enterprise linux stuff. It's going to be either FC2 or Debian.

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