[Beowulf] best linux distribution

Jon Tegner tegner at nada.kth.se
Mon Oct 8 14:09:31 EDT 2007


Tony Travis wrote:
>
> I also prefer Debian-based distro's and still run the openMosix kernel 
> under an Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS server installation on our Beowulf cluster.
>
> What I like about APT (the Debian package manager) is the dependency 
> checking and conflict resolution capabilities of "aptitude", which is 
> more robust than the older "apt-get". I previously ran Red Hat 5.3->9 
> and I've used both "up2date" and "yum". Neither of these is as capable 
> of resolving package conflicts and dependencies as APT. I used APT for 
> RPM when I ran RH9 for exactly this reason.
>
> In my opinion, the package management system is a very important 
> factor to take into account when choosing a distribution, as well as 
> the range of tried and tested binary packages that are available. In 
> that respect, Debian/Ubuntu has a lot to recommend it.
>
>     Tony.
Hi,

regarding ubuntu, has anyone tried their adoption of kickstart?

Regards,

/jon
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