Build Nvidia driver for Fedora 9, AMD?
jm_hannon at yahoo.com
Mon May 19 17:06:44 UTC 2008
>> We kickstart all of our Fedora systems so as to minimize the disruption of
>> the rapid turnover of the software, but now we have to choose between
>> securing the systems and having the systems fully functional for our end
>> users. Not a happy situation.
> If you rather have long term support for your users (reducing the
> noise), you should really consider switching to RHEL/CentOS.
Heh. We run Scientific Linux (SL) on most of our servers. SL is
logically equivalent to Centos, i.e., a distribution compiled from
Redhat source. We used to run SL on our workstations too, and I was
happy with that. But the end users weren't: we repeatedly got
complaints that they needed a later version of MySQL or PHP or ... than
was available in SL/RH/Centos. And other packages, such as numpy or
scipy, for instance, were very difficult to build on SL but were just a
yum away with Fedora.
I thought that SL-on-server/Fedora-with-kickstart-on-workstation
approach was a reasonable compromise.
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