Talk:Scientific Linux

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No longer supports architectures claimed in article[edit]

The article claims support for PowerPC, SPARC and ARM. Current mirrors of SL only show i386 and x86_64, with a mention of IA64 in an earlier major release. Should the rest be deleted from the panel or marked "(obsolete)"? Gareth.randall (talk) 13:49, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Website Link[edit]

Why is this linking to an https?

--midorigin 15:02, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

-It is alright, you do Not have to mind it. It is a policy of the webmaster of SL. https is also adopted at Red Hat website. User-green 01:43, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Packages[edit]

Would someone like to list a few major points as to what separates this from other distributions? i.e., what is missing that is commonly around, or what has been added that the sci community would like that regular distributions don't find appealing enough to add. For instance, I was wondering if this had Root pre-installed (it better).

About the ROOT, it's not included in SL. But, you can download binary ROOT for SL in ROOT web page. Ysyoon (talk) 08:42, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Differences with RHEL[edit]

The diff between SL and RHEL are lited in the Release Note For instance lastRelease Note (4.4) is ftp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/44/i386/SL.releasenote

It is not clear from the article how this distribution differs. Why not just use RHEL or CentOS? Pgr94 (talk) 23:17, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Problems with website security certificate[edit]

Maybe it should be mentioned that when you try and go to the main SL page you get a "There is a problem with the websites security certificate" message that is worrying! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.171.161.230 (talk) 12:15, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't see any problem with the latest main website cert issued 2009-04-03 (using Firefox 3.6.8). Gareth.randall (talk) 13:44, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
https://scientificlinux.org/ had a certificate which was issued by their own CA, or a CA provided by CERN, Fermilab or another research institution, and these root certificates are not always included with browsers. This isn't always a problem, and is more indicative that these institutions answer to a Government hierarchy which they control, not to Joedaddy Certificate Authority. Gigglesworth (talk) 20:38, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

CentOS decline and rise in SL popularity[edit]

Due to the delays in CentOS 5.6, 6 and various security updates- there are a number of people migrating to SL from CentOS. Is this front-page worthy and sourceable from forum posts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.16.61.8 (talk) 22:57, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

SL lags even more behind. And there is no guarantee that it can do generally better with security support. --Cálestyo (talk) 02:11, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

End support[edit]

Would be nice also to implement in the table the dates of EOL: http://www.scientificlinux.org/distributions