WRF-EMS on Debian / Which Linux version should be preferred?

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j0nes2k
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WRF-EMS on Debian / Which Linux version should be preferred?

Post by j0nes2k » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:11 pm

Hello,

I found some tutorials on how to set up WRF-EMS on Ubuntu, but I could not find anything about Debian? Has someone tried installing WRF-EMS on Debian and can give me some hints? Thanks!

In general, which Linux version is best suited for WRF-EMS, e.g. easiest to install, best performance...?

Thank you for your answer!

Best regards,
Jonas Kaufmann

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Re: WRF-EMS on Debian / Which Linux version should be preferred?

Post by meteoadriatic » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:43 pm

In my opinion, Centos 5 work pretty seamlessly for WRFEMS. Also Fedora should do nice job but I don't like it due to very short version support time. I also run WRFEMS for testing on gentoo, basically it worked but I didn't tested much.

Performance should be very much same between different distributions, I think.

wrfbrasil
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Re: WRF-EMS on Debian / Which Linux version should be preferred?

Post by wrfbrasil » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:11 pm

My WRF-EMS runs on debian lenny 5.0.3 64-bit without problems. I remember having just installed the tcsh and java. I could not resolve the dependancy of grads and gempak that comes pre-installed, but as use opengrads, everything runs normally and fast. Debian is very light and stable.
Already installed in fedora too, but is a more heavy and unstable, has many updates that can generate instability.
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j0nes2k
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Re: WRF-EMS on Debian / Which Linux version should be preferred?

Post by j0nes2k » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:19 pm

Hello,

thank you for your replies! As Debian is my preferred platform, I think I will try it with Debian first. I will send an update if I run into any updates or whether everything worked fine!

Best regards,
Jonas

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Re: WRF-EMS on Debian / Which Linux version should be prefer

Post by meteoadriatic » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:34 pm

If you know it will be either redhat or debian, you can do something like this:

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if [ -e "/etc/redhat-release" ]; then
	echo "This is RedHat/Centos/Fedora system"
else 
	echo "This is Debian system"
fi
So you basically check for presence of /etc/redhat-release file that should exist only on RedHat operating systems...

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Re: WRF-EMS on Debian / Which Linux version should be prefer

Post by nebojsa » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:04 am

OpenSUSE 11.3, installing without problems.
CentOS 5.6, problems with missing sripts or libraries, but it is possible to find them all on the net.

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