Yeah, Ubuntu provides nearly all the dependencies we need, and all
development takes place on Ubuntu, so I'd heavily recommend that.


Christian Hammond -
Review Board -
VMware, Inc. -

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 8:15 PM, <> wrote:

> I don't know if it still is, but the docs used to say the "semi-official"
> distro was Ubuntu. I've installed twice on Ubuntu machines, and it went
> smoothly both times.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alfred von Campe <>
> Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 23:12:21
> To: reviewboard<>
> Subject: What is the "best" OS to host a ReviewBoard server?
> I'm still struggling to set up a ReviewBoard server on a CentOS 5.3
> system.  I've gotten much further, but the latest roadblock is that
> pysvn won't compile due to some missing libraries.  Since RB is not
> available as an RPM, I feel like I've already lost control of all the
> bits and pieces that have been installed.  So it occurred to me that
> I could install RB in a VM with a different OS (another Linux flavor
> or even Windows) and not have to deal with all the band-aid fixes to
> get RB running on CentOS.  What is the "best" OS to install RB on?
> What if you want to integrate with an AD controller?  Is this easier
> on Windows than Linux?
> Alfred
> >

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