09-13-2011 02:55 PM
I would just like to inquire your experiences for those of you that may have tried installing AirControl on Debian Linux or Windows.
Is there a preferred OS to run AirControl? Is Debian Linux the way to go or Windows?
I am assisting in doing some research for a wisp up here in Ontario, Canada. East of Toronto.
Would it be better to run AirControl from a virtual machine? Opinions appreciated.
Any feedback a/o pros/cons that you may have come across would be greatly appreciated.
09-14-2011 11:20 AM
I personally think it really just comes down to preference and/or equipment availability.
Anyone else agree or disagree?
09-15-2011 06:51 PM
Ours is on Ubuntu Server and works great.
But my preference is based mostly on a lack of confidence that the windows machine will function properly for months on end without needing some sort of attention.
Since it runs on java I don't think that the platform will have much effect.
Although Java does seem to be fairly resource intensive. So I suppose that the fewer resources consumed by your OS the better.
09-20-2011 06:29 PM
What about installing on Ubuntu Desktop? Or is Ubuntu server the path to take?
There's not much difference.
Mostly it's just a patter of which packages are installed or suggested during install.
Like server doesn't install a gui by default but gives you the option to install Apache.
But other than the defaults during installation being different I don't think that there is any fundamental difference between server and desktop.
09-21-2011 07:50 AM
If you want to access AirControl locally (i.e. on the machine running AirControl) then a desktop flavour is best. If you intend for the machine running AirControl to be headless and therefore to access AirControl from elsewhere, a server flavour would be fine. But as SPITwSPOTS says, it doesn't make a heck of a lot of difference.
In one case I managed to get a very sweet-running Ubuntu +AirControl+httpd+MySQL controller/logger running on a 10 year old Dell desktop with a 500Gb hard disk and a mere 512Mb of RAM.
I don't even have to reboot it to install new kernels as I run Kspice Uptrack (which is currently still free for Ubuntu **Desktop** installs, though Oracle's purchase of the company may have implications for this in the future).
The most complicated thing about the entire install is to get the Sun Java packages installed - you have to enable a particular repo - very straightforward, but some Googling required to find the necessary keyboard incantations!
09-21-2011 03:39 PM
I normally use Ubuntu, but there was a package dependency bug and I was too lazy to build the package by hand. Installed fine on Debian.
09-23-2011 10:16 AM
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