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Re: [pgsql-novice] Daily digest v1.2311 (11 messages)

From: Bruce Hyatt <brucejhyatt(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Jasmin Dizdarevic <jasmin(dot)dizdarevic(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, Ron <rjpeace(at)earthlink(dot)net>
Subject: Re: [pgsql-novice] Daily digest v1.2311 (11 messages)
Date: 2008-10-17 15:36:04
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--- On Fri, 10/17/08, Ron <rjpeace(at)earthlink(dot)net> wrote:

> >We plan to set up the whole thing on gentoo. A good
> idea?
> >
> Potential maintenance nightmare.  You better have a real
> linux guru 
> on staff and feel comfortable with the idea of compiling
> your entire 
> OS from source from scratch.  OTOH, if done right, a gentoo
> distro 
> custom compiled for your HW will likely be one of the best
> performing 
> distros.  ?IF? you do EVERYTHING right.
> For most circumstances, there are better open source
> distros for a DB server.

I'm not familiar with Gentoo but I have been running a web server for the last year on CentOS 4 and have no complaints. It is an open source version of Redhat Enterprise. I have had no problems with bugs and it has required minimal updating.

Bruce Hyatt

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