[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Dec 27 10:12:57 CST 2006

Tue, 26 Dec 2006 @ 16:42 -0800, John Floren said:

> 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.

That's a bit unusual.

It took me 43 minutes to build irssi and my Ultra 1 was busy at the
time, and this is a new install with few other packages built.

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