[rescue] Wanted: 486 desktop

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Mar 23 00:38:44 CDT 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:44:17PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> >> Life with Unix was so much more fun when you had to compile and
> >> install everything yourself.  No RPM or apt-get.  You were much
> >> closer to understanding the entire system.
> You can still run that way today, if you choose to.  I do; with very
> few exceptions (boot ROMs and embedded firmware are the only exceptions
> that come to mind), I compiled everything I run myself, that being one
> of the very few ways I can be certain I have the source to the code I'm
> running.

This is what I do on the sunhelp.org systems; I start with the base Solaris
"Developer" install with GCC, and build everything from scratch.  Apache,
PHP, MySQL, Postfix, Perl, etc.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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