On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 13:20:40 +0000, Gregory Shearman wrote:
> On 2008-11-28, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 09:39:07 +0000, Gregory Shearman wrote:
>>> On 2008-11-28, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 19:26:29 -0500, Sandeep Kumar wrote:
>>>>> I don't disagree with you on your statements, but I wouldn't go as
>>>>> far as to say an expert.
>>>>> That would be Gentoo or Linux from scratch.
>>>> I don't know about LFS, but this is a Gentoo quad core workstation:-
>>>> tp@gronk1 ~ $ uname -a
>>>> Linux gronk1 2.6.23-gentoo-r8 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jun 7 01:24:52 EST
>>>> 2008 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel
>>> You are running an old kernel on that workhorse.
>> Yeah, but it's a production box, I'll upgrade the kernel when there is
>> a feature I can't live without.
>> This Linux box processes WiFi orders every day, designs networks and
>> draws them, it is used to write crappy Perl code and do 100 other
> Hmmm. That's what I thought. What ain't broke don't need fixin'.
I simply don't have the time, and cannot afford a minutes downtime, which
of course, I *never* get. This is Linux, nor Windows.
The kernel may be a bit behind, but portage is totally up to date, and
revdep-rebuild shows no problems.
>> I'ts bloody good, and improving all the time.
> It's great how during an update, when portage itself is updated, the
> whole portage update is stopped and reloaded using the new portage.
Yes, it's impressive to see.
So is pkgSRC (NetBSD package manager), it's even more fun to watch. It
will go to a repo, check the versions of the package available and select
one that meets the criteria. its very entertaining to watch.
If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to. Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008