[svlug] IBM certifies Ubuntu as a stable platform for DB2

Ron Hinchley ron at biovalid.com
Fri Mar 3 18:24:41 PST 2006

Actually I assume it is my fault. I posted some time ago to svlug. I had 
a standard install from fresh disks. I started the service, it says it 
is running, did the basic configuration following the Redhat Linus 
Bible, but I cannot connect as root from local host. I am sure it is 
something simple. I am not at the machine now, I am chained to my desk 
for the weekend.


Joe Buck wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 04:22:19PM -0800, Ron Hinchley wrote:
>> Eating lunch at Fry's reading a Linux journal I saw a note that Ubuntu 
>> was certified by IBM. They will support their data base products on 
>> Ubuntu saying it is a stable system.
>> For my maniacal plans at home I need a server with MySQL. I could not 
>> get the FC4 to work for some reason. Is Ubuntu a viable alternative to 
>> FC4? Are there any draw backs?
> Tons of people are running MySQL servers on FC4.  Why do you assume that
> your failure to get MySQL working is FC4's fault?
> You'd be better off asking for help getting it running, than assuming that
> switching distros will make things better.  Ubuntu's a fine distro, but so
> is FC4.

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