[rescue] Re: G5 case

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Wed Jun 25 04:32:14 CDT 2003

On Wednesday 25 June 2003 11:19, Peter Corlett wrote:

> That's funny, because whenever I look at a Solaris system, the admin has
> usually given up with the base tools, and installed half of the GNU
> utilities which are altogether rather less sucky.
> BSD even comes with several GNU utilities in the base system, with more in
> ports. And of course the really nasty crufty stuff such as KDE or GNOME
> that seems to hang around in Linux circles is also avaiable for BSD if you
> wish to install it.
> But I don't install KDE on my Debian box either. If I want Windows, I know
> where I can get it. And it'll be real Windows, not a poor-quality copy. A
> plain window manager, some xterms, an emacs and a Mozilla, and I'm away.

I don't see what's so nasty and crufty about gnome or kde that isn't nasty and
crufty about Mozilla?

> I happen to like the unchangingness of Debian stable, because I don't get
> any nasty surprises. If I want bleeding-edge, I can track unstable or
> testing. If I want stable *and* a certain bleeding-edge tool, I'll backport
> the tool.

apt-get -b source is your friend...

> I maintain a small cache of bleeding-edge backports of useful tools on my
> website for friends who CBA to do it for themselves.
> > With *BSD, I do a cvs update, a make world, and reboot.
> # apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
> Wait a moment, and it'll download and install all the security patches.
> Reboot, what's that? Recompile world? Sod that, the machine isn't fast
> enough.

Not speaking about disk space needed during the build.

Frank Van Damme    http://www.openstandaarden.be
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