[olug] Linux Web Server Distros

Nate Rotschafer writetogenius at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 21 19:30:37 UTC 2001

if only newbies would recognize the value of the IRC support channels and 
the newsgroup searchs like groups.google.com.  That helped me a tone to fix 
minor problems that are common obviously since I found them and some are 
actually uncommon.

Nate Rotschafer

>From: ktb <x.y.f at home.com>
>Reply-To: olug at bstc.net
>To: olug at bstc.net
>Subject: Re: [olug] Linux Web Server Distros
>Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 13:17:34 -0600
>On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 12:28:40PM -0600, Dan DeVries wrote:
> > Then there are also the build it from scratch aka. Linux From Scratch if 
>you can
> > even call this a distro. These systems aren't as bloated as the usual 
> > distro.  I admit a newbie probably wouldn't actually do this.  Not to 
> > how many times do you install Linux on a machine, once right unless you 
> > intentionaly reinstalling for testing or something similar.  Still there 
> > something to be said about understanding whats under the hood and I'm 
>not just
> > talking about just the kernel.  There are several packages to a whole 
> > such as fileutils, findutils, glibc, gcc, bin86, procps, modutils etc... 
> > mention a few.   Plus, creating your filesystem manually, chrooting your
> > environment to install everything to and actually compiling all your 
> > rather than installing binaries.  If you wanted instead of SysV style 
> > scripts you could make BSD style init scripts, the point is you have 
> > control, even more of a choice and its a learning experience.  Note this 
>isn't as
> > easy as installing from a normal distro.
> >
>I agree LFS is a great learning tool.  I use an LFS build on my main
>machine at home.  It is hard for a newbie but I had only used linux for
>about a year and got though my first LFS build.  With a lot of help from
>their user list of course.
>"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the
>    same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
>                                      --Albert Einstein
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