[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns
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Tue Dec 26 18:42:48 CST 2006
On 12/25/06, Michael-John Turner <mj at turner.org.za> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:22:05PM -0500, Magnus wrote:
> > I concur; OpenBSD is an excellent choice for some of these machines.
> > They still don't support multiprocessor on sparc architecture yet but
> > for something like the Ultra 1 it should work just fine.
> Definitely. I run NetBSD on a few multiprocessor sun4m machines and it
> works like a charm. It's amazing how useful 10+year old machines can be
> with the right OS.
I'm also running NetBSD on my Ultra 1. Although it feels quite good
when I'm just using the system, compiling stuff from ports is painful
at times. I spent about 3 hours compiling irssi and its dependencies
the other day.
> > Though using the ports tree is an exercise for the extremely patient on
> > these machines. :)
> Hey - I build packages from pkgsrc on my sun4m machines and it's not _that_
> bad :)
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