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Rethat Linux 7.2 or 7.3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eddie, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. eddie

    eddie Active Member

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    I need to choose between 7.2 or 7.3.

    I just want some experience and your recommendations.

    thanks
     
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    It is recommended to use Red Hat 7.3
     
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    7.2 is 99.9% trustworthy.
    7.3 is freezing more often than not, in our network.

    even with the latest 2.4.18 series kernel RH 7.3 has been notoriously unstable over the past months. We are sticking with 7.2 as the mainstay for the time being, it's a risk otherwise. There is no major difference at all between the two releases except for stability.

    We could nitpick and find dozens of things that have no bearing on the cpanel software & functionality, true, but in this particular environment it doesn't matter one bit, IMHO.
     
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    [quote:b35b86b4c2][i:b35b86b4c2]Originally posted by feanor[/i:b35b86b4c2]


    7.2 is 99.9% trustworthy.
    7.3 is freezing more often than not, in our network.

    even with the latest 2.4.18 series kernel RH 7.3 has been notoriously unstable over the past months. We are sticking with 7.2 as the mainstay for the time being, it's a risk otherwise. There is no major difference at all between the two releases except for stability.

    We could nitpick and find dozens of things that have no bearing on the cpanel software & functionality, true, but in this particular environment it doesn't matter one bit, IMHO.

    [/quote:b35b86b4c2]
    However most of our servers are Red Hat 7.2 but we’ve used Red Hat 7.3 from its release date and there is nothing with stability.

    If you &feanor& think as you wrote might be you are now Red Hat 6.2 user.

    Time is come to make a choice either use 7.3 or 7.2, there isn’t any major difference between both but it won’t be possible to upgrade.
     
  5. feanor

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    itf:

    Come to our datacenter in the bay area, and I will let you walk down rows of machines with RH 7.2. 6.2 is in the past for us. I am speaking from experience here, considering dozens of afflicted machines. I am not posting a dream I had, I am posting past experience to attempt to help people out.

    I invite you, please visit, and I will personally hook up a cart to each box and let you check the OS release. Then I'll hook up a cart to a RH 7.3 machine and you can watch it tail messages until it bombs out on one of the many lovely kernel panics that are available today.

    I realize these things are being repaired as we speak, hopefully, and I understand that a new release, or perhaps just finally a stable 2.4.18 kernel, will right the ship. Until then I am simply trying to help.

    I'm not hallucinating, just providing feedback from my past.

    Love,

    ;)
     
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    &Time is come to make a choice either use 7.3 or 7.2, there isn’t any major difference between both but it won’t be possible to upgrade.&


    Won't be possible to upgrade?
    Very confused.

    1) restart system
    2) insert CD
    3) choose upgrade
    4) restart system

    Done this hundreds of times.
    Please enlighten us.
     
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    itf Well-Known Member

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    I know what you say, what I wrote was my experience too, and simply could be realized at our DC when you come, Try just upgrade 7.3, i.e 7.3 was released with kernel-2.4.18-3 it has so many problems that I’m agree with you but it current release is 2.4.18-5.

    After upgrading Redhat 7.2 to 7.3 you have to reinstall Cpanel (due to lots of troubles)
     
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    I'm very aware of this.
    30 minutes, tops, to get everything squared away after an upgrade. That's the general timeframe it takes for our staff.

    It's really not a big deal.
    2.4.18-5 hasn't shown much difference at all, but perhaps that kernel series is just doomed on the west coast only.
    :p
     
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    [quote:e25b84bb0d][i:e25b84bb0d]Originally posted by feanor[/i:e25b84bb0d]


    I'm very aware of this.
    30 minutes, tops, to get everything squared away after an upgrade. That's the general timeframe it takes for our staff.

    It's really not a big deal.
    2.4.18-5 hasn't shown much difference at all, but perhaps that kernel series is just doomed on the west coast only.
    :p [/quote:e25b84bb0d]
    What I wrote above was for a newbie which only has a server, not a Data Center, we have some test environments at our DC and I’m sure that you too have. But a newbie with only a few servers can not go the same as you.

    I don’t want to argue anything however we haven’t any problem as you wrote with 7.3 .

    Whatever you want … but just calm down. I’m a friend. ;)
     
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    Heh, yea.
    I fly off the handle sometimes- it's Timmy's fault, I swear.

    Anyway, good luck to you.
    ;)
     
  11. eddie

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    Has anyone else, have any experiences that would like to share. I am not convinced yet to which one to go with. :)
     
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    I had trouble upgrading from 7.2 to 7.3.
    Ended up doing a freah 7.3 install and it is working great (knocking on my wooden head!)

    Only thing I have not attempted is upgrading the kernel yet (I still get the daily email warning me it is out of date, but I am just too new to attempt this)

    Chuck
     
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