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Re: openSUSE much better

Unread postby astouffer » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:54 pm

Hey all, just a quick note. I have to retract my statement about Linux support now. I tried openSUSE and it installed without a hitch and gave me a working system (with an up to date kernel 4.10.1). Don't waste your time with Debian, its installer is buggy and you have to play games trying to get some 64 bit packages.

My only gripe now is the direction Linux is going. You can't use ifconfig anymore and now they don't include vital tools like nslookup or traceroute! So I bork my network config and can't even download the tools needed for troubleshooting. Oh and systemd is always the top resource on a completely idle system.

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Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:02 pm

But, but, systemd! It does your dishes now! You just have to use a binary dishwasher configuration file. It's much better except that now your dishwasher is pwned by an exploit in systemd's dishes subsystem and has decided to spray your wife with jet dry agent whenever she walks by it. Which is totally sexy except the chemical burns.
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Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:09 pm

Try NetBSD?
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Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Unread postby astouffer » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:16 am

Raion-Fox wrote:Try NetBSD?


I'll see if the powerpc port boots but it looks to be more focused on Mac and Mac clone hardware. I'd love to run *BSD.

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Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:22 am

FreeBSD is crapshoot on big endian power hardware
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:Octane:
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:Indy: (Challenge S) R4600 133MHz (MIPS III Build Server)
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