[Freegis-list] Wich Linux-Dist. is the best supported one?

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Fri Mar 31 12:09:35 CEST 2006


On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 08:54:15AM +0200, Heinz-Josef Lücking wrote:
> I'm planing to install Linux.
> 
> Wich Linux-distribution is the best supported one? OpenSuse, Fedora, 
> Debian, ...

ah well, this could easily end up in a long  thread ;-)

> I want to use: GRASS, UMN-Mapserver, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache, ..., 
> mostly the known ones.

I'd say that basically all major GNU/Linux Distributions are
OK to run GRASS, MapServer and other GIS on.

PostgreSQL, MySQL and Apache is usually shipped with the distributions.

GRASS/MapServer: there are some binary packages for a number
of distributions out there, but they are usually a bit behind.
So you should compile on your own to be updatodate. Compiling
is no problem on any of these distributions.


However, if you are having enterprise perspective behind,
other aspects play a role and the selection of the
distribution is not as easy anymore. The actual requirements
are important in this case.

Best

	Jan
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