[K12OSN] To mirror or not to mirror and splitting home dir between servers

Mark Gumprecht gumprechtm at msln.net
Tue Jul 12 11:17:22 UTC 2005

I had a heck of a time getting the script to go. So I tried several 
other directions from start to finish and none worked entirely. So, I 
followed the script more closely, meaning, I went to the DAG site and 
downloaded the equivalent DAG rpm packages for el4 that the script 
called for in fc3. Prior to that, I did the cpan install::Bundle and all 
that. I made sure that everything was there. So then I decided not to 
fully rem the rpm's out, just to wildcard them with *. I found that even 
though I went to cpan a second time and verified the packages were 
installed, that the script was still complaining that the packages were 
not installed.  I installed the required rpm's by hand, ran the 2.0 
script and she worked. All I did different was copy the fc3 install in 
the dist.pm file, change the header to centos4, wildcarded the dag rpm 
package lines to just the name*.rpm, and ran the script. The only other 
gotcha I had was SE Linux settings, since this server is not toward the 
internet, I shut it off.
     I have had more success with centos4 than any other distro. I'm not 
saying it is better than any other, just for the hardware I use, Dell, 
it has been rock solid. I've been running centos 3/4 and some 64 bit 
versions without issue. The biggy was the perc 4 e/di raid controller 
that Dell uses, so far the centos4(non-pay for) is the only one to just 
"pick it up" and work. I tried fc1/2/3, ubuntu, solaris 10, suse 9.1 
pro, and rh 9.0. I have not tried fc4 or suse 9.2. Each worked to some 
degree with extra drivers and what not, but I was in search of the best  
distro for the  hardware  I run. with least amount of  issues.  As 
example. I have a new Dell PE 2850 4-73gb scsi in dell raid 5 
configuration, 3 gig ram and dual 2.8 ghz xeon processors. I loaded a 
stock k12ltspEL install via NFS, did updates(which,for me, worked great 
AFTER I overrode the BESS filter), put a shiny, new, buff, exhilarating, 
vibrant, quick, cost effective, ltsp term 150e from 
disklessworkstations.com (shameless plug!), and without any 
configuration, just works.

John Baillie wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 08:07 -0400, Mark Gumprecht wrote:
>>Finally got centos4 set as a samba/ldap pdc, 
>snip --->
>Hello Mark,
>Did you base your install on David and Matt's script / install
>Are there any quirks installing on CentOS?
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Mark Gumprecht
Data Systems Specialist
Unity, ME
gumprechtm at msln.net

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