[rescue] Trimming down Solaris 10
nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Wed Dec 3 20:00:58 CST 2008
On Dec 3, 2008, at 7:49 PM 12/3/08, velociraptor wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Francois Dion
> <francois.dion at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For a business server, and as far as trimming it down, is reduced
>> network not spartan enough?
> It's a bit too spartan for things like an Oracle server (which
> requires X to install...*boggle*).
I have _never_ never never understood the whole "Needs X11 for a
console app" thing.
I'm not a programmer - I'll be first to admit that - but _why_ would
you re-use code from a library that you _know_ (0) will require the
loading of a complete gui when you're creating a headless application.
I can't see that Oracle should _require_ a gui to configure and
manage. Am I wrong here? Is Oracle so buggered that the only way to
manage its complexity is to use "shiny clicky buttons"??
(0) If you don't know that X11 is a gui you probably shouldn't be
programming without learning a bit about your environment. And once
you _know_ (which should be the first time you test loading it
headless) then fix it so it's not required unless you're using it for
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