Did I Funk Up?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by pokerblogger, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. pokerblogger

    pokerblogger OSNN Addict Folding Team

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    Well, after years and years of "meaning to install linux @ home" I finally got in the position that I essentially "had" to :)

    I needed a CVS server for a buddy of mine and I to share a project on.

    Now, I've already setup the thing (an older Coppermine box)

    Debian as the distro (minimal install)
    My linksys router forwarding the port to the specific IP address
    TortoiseCVS as the client on the Windows boxes where the dev is being done
    DynDNS.com to keep track of the Comcast trickery.

    I tried Gentoo, then thought maybe I should do Knoppix but when I found out that it sucked on hard disk I went with Debian.

    Was this the right move?

    I want a distro that is simple to run, doesn't require X and is incredibly stable.
     
  2. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I would personally suggest FreeBSD with subversion over Apache using WebDav but that is a personal choice.

    What you have sounds fine, look for a CVS "manual" which will help you get all set up.
     
  3. Techno Child

    Techno Child web{designer} Folding Team

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    I second FreeBSD. I only played around with it for about a month(then I switched to Mac), however It proved to be stable and used few system resources.
     
  4. pokerblogger

    pokerblogger OSNN Addict Folding Team

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    I was a bit apprehensive about FreeBSD since I've never used it before. Is it fairly intuitive if I know how to use Linux?
     
  5. dere

    dere Forensix Folding Team

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    FreeBSD is not a super huge change from linux. There are differences but it is usually not very difficult to figure out if you are able to function in linux. The install for FreeBSD is not that bad either if you use the network install.
     
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  6. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    hey dere - why not fold for team OSNN?

    I think yours is the first folding sig I have seen in the forums that os NOT for team 35216! Your points would be a welcome addition - so think about it, huh?
     
  7. dere

    dere Forensix Folding Team

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    I've thought about it. I have cut back the number of computers I am folding with.
     
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  8. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I find that it is easier to use than the debian packaging system when it comes tom maintaining the third party software.

    Besides that, to set up cvs on both of them shoudl not be hard, look for the cvs handbook, it contains everything you need to know about cvs.
     
  9. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Go for the freeBSD pb. Very stable and secure. Anything X-Istence says is good...is good.
     
  10. pokerblogger

    pokerblogger OSNN Addict Folding Team

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    alright . . . well he hasn't uploaded any source yet, maybe I will try FreeBSD Thanx Everyoneb