--- On Fri, 10/17/08, Ron <rjpeace(at)earthlink(dot)net> wrote:
> >We plan to set up the whole thing on gentoo. A good
> 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
> custom compiled for your HW will likely be one of the best
> 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.
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