Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Is windows better than Linux for Firebird 2.5 64 bit?
Author W O
Thank you very much for the replies.



On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:42 AM, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:

> **
> W O wrote:
> > And what about Ubuntu Server?
> >
> > What do you think, is it good for Firebird or not?
> Since the core stuff is the same on all distros 'which is better' is
> somewhat
> academic. I'm running a number of machines 'command line only' over ssh at
> remote sites so the bulk of the differences with desktop set-up do not
> apply.
> Some of the machines I've never seen except over the wire and I'd rather
> than
> Linux in that case.
> It *IS* all just a matter of what else you need to run. In my case the
> latest
> Apache and PHP are not currently supported on a stock SUSE set-up, so I'm
> switching newer machines to Fedora 17 which does. Firebird has a little
> better
> support on both so if you don't need the rest it's not so critical. Ubuntu
> is
> another base that is still on the last major release of Apache and PHP.
> No doubt someone will say 'Manually install', but this introduces a lot of
> other
> problems when the distro has 'it's own way of working' even Firebird files
> end
> up in different places and can pick up old versions if they are not
> removed
> properly. The comment that 'there are more pitfalls' is perfectly correct,
> but
> at least managing them is somewhat easier than tracking a dodgy update on
> Windows ;)
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> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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