On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 10:49:53PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Breno Gomes (brenogomes at iolfree.ie):
>> [stepping in, for a moment]
>> > Hi Rory,
> > I am not familiar with CentOS at all, but your point makes sense from
> > the technical point of view.
> > It is not my intention to ignite a battle for distros. The main reason
> > is the accountability for problems. Even though CentOs may be a perfect
> > clone of RHEL, Oracle will support its own software only instead of
> > providing full support for both components. For complex systems it may
> > be a major concern.
>> Your point is very well taken, and I'm sure will be taken in the helpful
> spirit intended.
>> I mean no disrespect to your firm or its product when I add that Oracle
> RDBMS is pretty much the extreme outlier case, where distribution
> dependencies are concerned. No other application of my experience is
> quite so specific in its needs, and a prudent business user of that
> produce will, indeed (in my view), follow your advice and stick to
> supported platforms.
>and if you're going to spend the X thousand EUR on Oracle, 300
for a RHEL license would seem to be prudent and pretty much
As far as Linux distros conforming goes, the LSB is an attempt
to do that, but I don't think I've seen any vendor sell an
application as "Supported on LSB compliant systems". It'd be too
hard to deal with all the variables. (All my opinion yadda
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