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Francisco Rivas wrote:
> Your experience Daniel it is so good, I the company what I work have the
> SunFire V440 with CentOS and It is so bad, so bad, actually one of the most
> important problamens what we have is :
> One day the company page can not be accessed from anywahere, including the
> same company, and the apache (httpd), network services seems to be
> fine, we
> probing so many things, the last what we try was restart al services
> with networking, and guess what, the problem was resolved. Looking in the
> web for causes of the problem, I read in a web CentOS have so problems,
> CentOS sometimes said "the service es OK" but that is not true.
> Few days later we (thecnicians) have a meeting to talk about the problem,
> and we decide migrate to gentoo, when the deparment coordinator talk with
> the boss, the boss said NO! gentoo NO!, because CentOS it is more
> productive, and gentoo is so much dificult to configure and our cordinator
> said "no boss it is not true" and the boss said "this is my last word".
> I think what the boss decision is no good because Gentoo it is better, much
> better in many ways.
> What I want with all that?... Have any people in the list some experiences
> with this kind of migrate? somebody can tell me about your experience?
> Thanks in advance and regards..
> Note : Excuse me for my english, I am learning... Thanks and Excuses...
> a nice day
Since this is a Gentoo list and not a CentOS list, email me off-list for
further discussion. But what you describe sounds like the random
glitches any "24x7" web server will have, regardless of which distro you
use. It's why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a profitable *product* and Red
Hat Certified Engineers exist, and why until other distros have that
kind of muscle, they won't be seriously considered in such migrations.
CentOS is kind of a special case. Their aim is to produce an RHEL
"clone" -- rebuild is the correct term. For the most part, they are only
a day or so behind RHEL if that. So many if not most of the issues you
ran into would have also happened on RHEL.
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