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Re: What would be the best Linux build to run perl on?

by scottstef (Curate)
on Mar 21, 2001 at 08:14 UTC ( #65957=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What would be the best Linux build to run perl on?

If you are completely new to linux, red hat may be a best bet, however there are 2 problems with red hat:
1. Red HAt 7.NO- red hat releases notoriously terrible distributions with its x.0 releases.
2. They also throw almost everything + the kitchen sink in the distribution. This can make for a lot of security holes if you are going to have it on the net.
Debian is known to be a hackers distribution- I personally haven't tried it, but most of the guy's i know that are into linux are running it.

If you are going to have something that will be on the internet 24/7 I personally reccommend OpenBSD. Supposedly it is a bear to install. (If you have flaky hardware) It took me about 20 minutes to download it and install. The first time I tried to install it. The thing I like the most about it is the fact that you get a bare bones secure system. This way, you get to install what you need, and learn about the system. (Plus you can help try out deprecated's package manager.)

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Re: Re: What would be the best Linux build to run perl on?
by PsychoSpunk (Hermit) on Mar 21, 2001 at 10:34 UTC
    While I'm not sure about 7.0, Fisher (the 7.1 beta not intended for anyone but the purely insane) doesn't open any of the inet (xinetd is the super server) services until you explicitly tell it to do so. I even installed the OpenSSH server package from the beta distro and I still couldn't get in until I turned on the service. This is a nice break from the previous open windows until you locked them approach.


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