from fedora to ubuntu

Nat Gross nat101l at
Fri May 16 15:05:31 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 2:00 AM, "Terrell Prudé Jr."
<microman at> wrote:
> Nat Gross wrote:
>> Hi;
>> After many years on Fedora and Redhat, I am considering jumping ship.
>> My immediate concern of course is how quickly I can get up to speed with ubuntu.
>> Is there a document that details fundamental differences for folks
>> coming from fedora?
>> For example, can I use yum out of the box? More importantly is the
>> location of key files and directories off /etc, etc. [pun intended].
>> Thanks
>> nat
> You're in more luck than you might know, Nat.  GNU/Linux is pretty much
> GNU/Linux.  You'll find APT to be, if you will, the "original version"
> of yum.  :-)  I started with Red Hat way back, and now I use both
> distributions and go back and forth between them seamlessly.
> There are, naturally, some differences, but they're hardly
> insurmountable.  For example, the stuff that you know of in
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts is now in /etc/network/interfaces.
Aye. This is the kind of stuff I was looking for.

> Also, on Red Hat-type distros, general user accounts start at UID 500.
> Most other distros start UID's at 1000, including Debian, Ubuntu, and
> Slackware.  Therefore, if you're keeping your home directory, just
> remember to chown -R YourUserID:YourUserID /home/YourUserID.
Woa! This is important! My nfs servers have permissions based on UID's!
The same applies to groups, I guess.

> And yes, the key files, etc. you know from /etc, are still in /etc,
> /etc/ssh, /etc/samba, etc.  :-)
> Any other differences are pretty minor, and you'll sort them out with
> little trouble.  I did.
> Hope this helps.
> --TP
Thank you much.

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