Unfortunately I can't migrate my remote machines to Debian without a lot of
hassle, but I'm considering migrating my LAN (2xRHL) and I might have an
opportunity to migrate a few other boxes if it's not going to create hassle.
Reliability and ease-of-use is mandatory.
So a few questions...
Is Debian substantially different to Red Hat? The most important
applications will be Apache, PHP, MySQL, sendmail and possibly Bind, am I
going to have any problems with these? How does Webmin perform on Debian,
anybody using it? How does Debian operate as an all-in-one solution (router,
firewall, mail server, proxy, etc)? How does the file system and operation
compare to Red Hat, i.e. is it substantially different?
How do updates work on Debian? I don't run up2date automatically on Red Hat,
but I want it to be as simple as Red Hat to update the machines: login, run
an up2date-like command to check what's new, and run another command to
update the box. I don't want to be pissing around with manual lilo/grub
updates and the like. I want the box to come back up after a kernel update
with no whines or grumbles every time.
Any other tips, tricks or suggestions welcome.
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