[rescue] IRIX 6.5.18m stream 'kinda'available for free

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu Jan 23 14:08:52 CST 2003

On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Steve Rikli wrote:

> My $.02 says the installation tool ('inst', or 'swmgr' if you like
> GUIs) is actually quite powerful once you make friends with it, but

No doubt.  I was referring to the facts that 6.5 makes you open N
distributions at once, doesn't cache what packages are in which
distributions after they're close, can't do NFS installs from the
miniroot, and doesn't have a sane way to say "install eoe.foo.bar and
everything it depends on".  No, this is not sane:

  install eoe.foo.bar
  conflicts 1b 2b 3b 4b 5b 6b 7b 8b 9b
  conflicts 1b 2a 3b 4a 5c

> Back at the company the IRIX images were kept online and we did network
> installs rather than CDs -- much smoother.  Though there are admittedly
> still lots & lots & lots of software bundles to wade through.

I keep telling myself that I should learn RoboInst.

Jonathan Patschke  *)  "everything i know about animals i learned from
Thorndale, TX      (*   ORA books."                  --alex j avriette

More information about the rescue mailing list