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Re: easiest version of linux for subversion

From: Jeff Marder <jeff.marder_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-11 16:20:26 CEST

I'm a big fan of Debian. The character mode installer might be a little intimidating to newcomers, but it's really very simple if you have any experience at all installing Linux. Not only do you end up with a lean, resource-friendly system, but apt is an incredible tool for package management. It will make Subversion installation with all its dependencies as easy as executing a single command. Staying up to date is just as easy.

Fedora/RedHat/CentOS is also worth checking out. I'm currently using CentOS for my Subversion server. They have a tool called yum that is very similar to apt on Debian. In my opinion, the most difficult part about managing a Linux machine is package management and both Debian and the RedHat derivatives make this a breeze.

----- Original Message ----
From: "cto@object-universe.com" <cto@object-universe.com>
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 12:39:25 PM
Subject: easiest version of linux for subversion

My company is trying to set up a Linux server
specifcally to hold a subversion source code
repository, and therefore at the moment we have
complete freedom. All that is set is the (somewhat
underpowered) box we intend to use. I will admit that
we all are primarily Windows programmers although I
did put myself through grad school as a unix sysadmin
(I am not admitting how long ago that was).

I know that subversion is compatible with many
versions of Linux. I was wondernig given an open
choice whether there are some that would be especially
easy to install. The target hardware is a 300 MHz
Pentium II with 128 MB of RAM. Our current source
code repository is also somewhat small but we are a
distributed programming group and trying to stay in
sync via emailed zip files is not working very well.
I also have a local SourceSafe but, to be blunt, even
though I have used it extensively it is not my
favorite system. We desperately need a more powerful
system available to all our programmers.

Thanks for any help. Please copy me directly on
responses.

Cheers,

Lyman Hurd
Object Universe

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