View Full Version : Can i use Fedora for live server?
29th April 2012, 06:02 PM
So far, I am using centos on my server.
Can i use fedora for live server?
If so, which version can i use?
What is the version of imagemagick in fedora yum repository?
29th April 2012, 06:35 PM
Using Fedora for a server is NOT SMART. fedora changes revs every 6 months. You really don't want to re-install and revision test all of your services every 6 month. If you want to play with Fedora service as a learning experience that's fine. FWIW I have in the past used Fedora for my little soho services (mail, file sharing, VPN) and eventually it's an old unsupported distro or else I have to spend a couple days every 6 months to patch things and learn the new interfaces.
Recently I've started using Scientific Linux (similar to centos) inside a KVM virtualization on top of F16. This way I get the stablility of RHEL/Centos/SciLinux and I can migrate the KVMs as needed. If my server hardware breaks I can run the same KVM image on another system instantly. Upgrading the Fedora underneath is a much smaller problem.
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In F16 it's ImageMagick-22.214.171.124-4.fc16
29th April 2012, 06:37 PM
I am using centos 6 and i have enabled fedora's repository. Can i get ImageMagick-126.96.36.199-4
Right now i have 6.5.4-7
29th April 2012, 06:51 PM
I don't know how good an idea it is to have fedora repos enabled in CentOS - or are you referring to EPEL?
In the remi repository, the latest version is ImageMagick 188.8.131.52. Remi page for imagemagick (http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/x86_64/repoview/ImageMagick2.html)
29th April 2012, 06:53 PM
Yes, I wanted to mention EPEL.
30th April 2012, 01:03 AM
It depends on the kind of server you got in mind.
Fedora gets a lot of updates and here and there things will brake.
Most of the time that is graphical stuff like GPU drivers or Gnome related so if you want a text based server it shouldn't be a problem.
It probably isn't the best choice for an install to set and forget although I have seen Fedora production servers that aren't supported by patches anymore which were still going strong.
30th April 2012, 02:16 AM
There is a package call "fedpgk" that is in EPEL that can help you build any fedorapackage from any version for a RHEL and its clones.
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