Written by bpontarelliNovember 1, 2007 The only reason I just can't use Solaris, RedHat, etc No dist upgrade. On Ubuntu (debian): update-manager -c On all the rest: want the latest and greatest? Good luck dude! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 6 thoughts on “The only reason I just can't use Solaris, RedHat, etc” Here, here – after starting with Linux about 10 years ago (Red Hat 5) I’ve run through Mandrake, Slackware (for a long time), Debian, Gentoo (another long time) to settle on FreeBSD for my server for many years. Still, it’s been Ubuntu on the desktop for about as long, since it ‘just works’. I had to setup another box to run a malware honeypot, so I used Debian Etch. Using Debian on a server again was a breath of fresh air, I’ve now switched my old FreeBSD server out with Debian, and I couldn’t be happier. I still love FreeBSD, and think admin’ing it is very logical, but Debain is it for me for now. At work I’m forced to deal with RHEL4…uggg…I pine for the day when I can spec an HP server to run Debian on, HP doesn’t distribute boxes with Deb preinstalled, but they do support Deb on HP. Nice site, I’m reading your Ajax login page; thanks for the code samples. fak3r. LikeLike Reply While you’re at it: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-* LikeLike Reply Yeah, we do a lot of CentOS deploys and I just don’t like the feel of Redhat anymore. Like Solaris, it just hasn’t become at all user friendly. Plus, I love the way that Ubuntu is actually making things better. They rewrote init because it had issues. This is the type of company I can get behind. I’m hoping that someone will eventually rewrite the entire shell, readline, tty, term, termcap thing. I mean can we break away from ANSI please? 🙂 It’s a new millennium and we have a few million colors on every monitor and loads of keys and shortcuts that would be useful. Let’s use them! LikeLike Reply While youâ€™re at it: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-* $ dpkg -l | grep java ii java-common 0.26ubuntu1 Base of all Java packages ii libhsqldb-java 22.214.171.124-1ubuntu1 Java SQL database engine ii libjaxp1.3-java 1.3.03-5 Java XML parser and transformer APIs (DOM, S ii libjline-java 0.9.5-3ubuntu2 Java library for handling console input ii libservlet2.3-java 4.0-8ubuntu3 Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 Java classes and doc ii libservlet2.4-java 5.0.30-6ubuntu1 Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 Java library. ii libxalan2-java 2.7.0-4 XSL Transformations (XSLT) processor in Java ii libxerces2-java 2.8.1-2 Validating XML parser for Java with DOM leve ii openoffice.org-java-common 1:2.3.0-1ubuntu5.1 OpenOffice.org office suite Java support arc ii sun-java5-bin 1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 ( ii sun-java5-demo 1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1 Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 demos ii sun-java5-jdk 1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1 Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 ii sun-java5-jre 1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 ( ii sun-java5-source 1.5.0-13-0ubuntu1 Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 sourc ii sun-java6-bin 6-03-0ubuntu2 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (ar ii sun-java6-jdk 6-03-0ubuntu2 Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 6 ii sun-java6-jre 6-03-0ubuntu2 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (ar ii sun-java6-plugin 6-03-0ubuntu2 The Java(TM) Plug-in, Java SE 6 ii sun-java6-source 6-03-0ubuntu2 Sun Java(TM) Development Kit (JDK) 6 source LikeLike Reply redhat and fedora have always been pretty easy. up2date -u or yum install LikeLike Reply Unfortunately neither or these does a distribution upgrade, unless they have changed something. The use case in Fedora terms would be a command that would upgrade me from Fedora Core 8 to Fedora Core 9. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.