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New PGSQL and Linux Setup on Old Box

From: <operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: New PGSQL and Linux Setup on Old Box
Date: 2005-08-30 17:32:34
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i'm wanting to set up my own pgsql linux server on my
LAN at home.  i'm pretty new to linux (as in, brand

i'm thinking of using an older computer - i think it
is a pii 300, or something like that.  

i'm thinking i want to run vectorlinux 4.3.

can pgsql 8.0x run fine on such an old computer?  if
so, is vectorlinux a good choice?  are there any other
distros that allow for easy installation of the latest
version of postgres?

the reason i chose vectorlinux is because the
installation instructions were understandable - i'm
pretty decent when it comes to following cogent and
thorough instructions.

cogent, thorough instructions are HUGE, *HUGE* plus.


ps - i suppose redhat (fedora) would be a great choice
(shameless plug for Tom's company!) since business is
so familiar with it, however, i don't think the latest
versions will run very well on my old box).  do
correct me if i'm wrong, though!  

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