[Koha] Ubuntu vs. Debian

Lennon Mazonde lennon at kohasupport.com
Wed Apr 20 21:12:33 NZST 2022

Agreed, I think you'll get much better performance plus save on cost and maintenance when you run Koha on a bare-bones Ubuntu Server with a LAMP setup. You can have a look at the minimum requirements for each:

*	Ubuntu Server: 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 2.5GB disk space.
*	Ubuntu Desktop: 2GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 25GB disk space. 
*	LinuxMint: 2GB RAM, 20GB disk space. 

Best regards,


Lennon Mazonde 


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On 4/19/22 9:34 PM, Tim McMahon wrote:
 Ubuntu has a server edition to download.  Like Ubuntu desktop, Linux Mint is a desktop edition.  You can run the server software on them, but your desktop will be using resources even when it's sitting idle.  It might not be enough to bother, but why have all that extra on there when all of the instructions for installing an maintaining Koha are for the command line anyway?  My opinion is yes you can run Koha on a desktop system like Mint, but why?  I'm sure there are people on this list who know much more than I do about it.  They should be able to give you reasons for why it matters or not. 
 On 4/19/22 2:04 PM, C.S. Hayward wrote: 
 Big picture questions for me: 
 What, beyond the immediate differences between what Debian and Ubuntu are known for, are the differences as regards getting a working Koha installation? 
 Is it just that Koha made for Debian but Ubuntu is close enough that it works on Ubuntu too? 
 Or does some other relationship hold as well? 
 I haven’t seen discussion of Koha under Linux Mint. Is that because Mint is different enough not to be compatible, or just because Mint is not as known for servers? 
 Br. C.S. Hayward,https://cshayward.com. 
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