linux_base 6.x vs. 7.x ?

Mike Meyer mwm-dated-1051194681.e4dbce at
Sat Apr 19 07:31:22 PDT 2003

In <3EA13B3E.4090809 at>, Rob Lahaye <lahaye at> typed:
> The "linux base" seems to come in two flavors: 6.x and 7.x.
> Am I supposed to choose?

Yes, but clues as to which one to choose are provided.

> If yes, what are the criteria to choose one or the other?

6 is red had 6, 7 is red hat 7. Use the one that you get with the port
linux_base. The one that is linux_base_<stuff> is either an old
version kept around for some reason, or a development version.

> If no, does one then need both for full linux compatiblity?

Just one of them will do. Given the names, you want linux_base, which
is 7. Since that's the most recent red hat, that's probably the one
that will cause you the least grief and work with everything you want
the longest.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent Network/Unix/Perforce consultant, email for more information.

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