[Deploying Sakai] Very general advice regarding RHEL, MySQL

Colin Tatham colin.tatham at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Sep 7 00:15:24 PDT 2011

Great, thanks Leon -- I might take you up on your offer for a visit at some


On 7/09/11 3:49 PM, Leon Kolchinsky wrote:

> Hello Colin,
> Here in Monash Uni we run Sakai on RHEL and Scientific Linux and use Oracle DB
> instead of MySQL.
> You shouldn't have any issues with that OS.
> In fact I think there shouldn't be any issue with any OS if installed
> correctly.
> I suggest you install Java (from Oracle) and Tomcat (from Apache) and use
> package manager for MySQL and Httpd (mod_jk to be compiled manually) only.
> If you're in Melbourne, you can jump to us for a Coffee and I'll gladly show
> you our environment.
> I know that in ANU they have serious implementation of Sakai and Rob Cohen is
> on the SysAdmin side and Steve Swinsburg in one of the main developers (the
> main developer?).
> Cheers,
> Leon Kolchinsky
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 14:49, Colin Tatham <colin.tatham at unimelb.edu.au>
> wrote:
>> HI
>> I¹ve recently moved to Melbourne Uni (from Oxford), and although I¹m a
>> developer, I¹m going to be heavily involved in the proposed move from a
>> commercial hosting arrangement, to our central IT Services.
>> We¹ll be moving from CentOS to RHEL.
>> Judging by the production details in Confluence, RHEL 5 is used by quite a
>> few institutions ‹ are there any issues with specific versions of RHEL 5?
>> We¹ll probably go for the latest.
>> Similarly with MySQL, we¹ll be using 5.1, but are there any issues with
>> specific versions? Better to install using a package manager or download an
>> RPM from MySQL?
>> Thanks!
>> Colin

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