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Centos compatibility

By @distressed2020-09-02 21:52:52.034Z

Excuse my ignorance, but I am new to Linux and am wanting to install talkyard in an old machine I found to play around with the setup. Is it compatible with centos 5? I can probably upgrade to 6 as a side project, but want to make sure what I’m getting myself into.

Thanks!
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  1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-09-04 06:31:16.805Z

    Hi @distressed, you mean a production installation setup? (but not a development environment, righ?)

    Talkyard's Bash scripts have been written for Ubuntu / Debian — I've never tested them on any CentOS version.

    I'd guess (but I don't know for sure) that if you install the development environment on CentOS 5 or 6, with a recent-enough Docker version (I use 19.03 in my dev env), then that'll work fine.

    But if you try to do a production installation, then at least this script won't work:

    https://github.com/debiki/talkyard-prod-one/blob/master/scripts/prepare-ubuntu.sh

    It does some required system settings configuration, e.g. vm.max_map_count= ... for ElasticSearch,
    and configures automatic OS secrurity updates incl restart (Debian specific).

    I'd think everything would be straightforward to port to CentOS though.

    If you decide that you want to try with some version of CentOS, it'd be interesting to hear what works and what doesn't. Maybe all that's needed for Ty to work in CentOS, would be a prepare-centos-rhel.sh script one would run, instead of prepare-ubuntu.sh.