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Re: [Pan-users] Re: compile ?
Re: [Pan-users] Re: compile ?
Thu, 1 Jan 2009 22:46:39 +0000 (GMT)
In the meantime:
Download and burn a cd from the latest Damnsmalllinux iso.
Boot from the cd preferably with the toram and dma boot options.
If already connected to a broadband modem you will already be on the net.
Install the gtk2-2.12.9.uci extension from the MyDSL browser (or one of the
other gtk2 extensions).
Install my pan-0.133 uci extension the same way.
Configure your servers.
Whose says you can't be ahead of Ubuntu applications-wise with an old 2.4.31
kernel and even older glibc6?
--- On Mon, 15/12/08, Duncan <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: Duncan <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Pan-users] Re: compile ?
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Monday, 15 December, 2008, 6:52 AM
> "Travis" <address@hidden> posted
> address@hidden, excerpted below,
> on Sun, 14
> Dec 2008 15:29:28 -0800:
> > I appreciate everyone trying to help but with several
> people responding
> > with slightly different instructions I'm finding
> it difficult to follow.
> Here's something to save for later -- it's not
> going to be much help
> right now for this particular project, but it'll be a
> LOT of help overall.
> You mention elsewhere that you want to keep to the command
> line for this,
> which is I think a good decision since it's both
> directions and feedback
> are easier (given it's a mailing list we're using)
> on the command line.
> The below is a suggestion only. Feel free to disregard it,
> but I'll tell
> you one thing, it saved me literally hundreds of hours (I
> figure at least
> three months worth of full-time 40 hour week equivilent,
> 500 hours worth,
> and it could easily have been a thousand hours worth) of
> screwing around
> ineffectively trying to learn stuff on my own.
> Get the books Running Linux, and preferably Linux in a
> Nutshell, as
> well. They're both O'Reilly Publishing. Running
> Linux is several
> hundred pages (the old edition I used was 600+) arranged
> pretty much like
> a textbook or tutorial, easy/basic stuff at the front,
> harder stuff at
> the back. I read it almost cover to cover, tho I did only
> skim or speed-
> read some chapters. It emphasizes the command line for
> probably 2/3s of
> the book, teaching, for the most part, tools that are on
> distributions. If you read thru most of it, you'll
> have a very good
> understanding of the basics, including being able to
> compile stuff
> yourself and something about how it works and
> configuration, so you can
> fix some of the simplest problems. Not only will you have
> a very good
> understanding of the basics, but you'll be on your way
> to being a Linux
> power user!
> While Running Linux is structured like a textbook, so is
> good for
> learning stuff as a newbie, Linux in a Nutshell is
> structured as a good
> reference manual. You won't use it so much learning
> the basics, but
> after you do, you'll find yourself reaching for Linux
> in a Nutshell time
> and again, just to refresh yourself on command line
> options. To this day
> (something like seven years later), I keep a copy within
> reach when I'm
> working at the computer, with bookmarks in a couple spots
> (the bash test
> command parameters, bash substitution, and the regex
> reference), and use
> it for other lookups reasonably frequently as well. I wore
> out my first
> copy, got a second, updated version, and have now rather
> worn it out as
> well and need to get a third copy!
> Together these books will probably cost you around $100 US;
> they cost me
> $70 at Fry's Electronics some years ago, but what is
> your time worth to
> you? Even at near minimum wage, say $7 an hour, that 500
> hours I figure
> they EASILY saved me mean they'd be worth $3500!!
> Obviously you'd not
> pay that for them, but that's about the conservative
> best estimate I can
> give of what I consider the knowledge they gave me worth to
> me. If
> you're serious about learning Linux to the point where
> you are actually
> comfortable with it and effective using it, those books are
> worth the
> money many many times over! I consider the recommendation
> I got for them
> and the decision to follow it very near to the best in my
> life, with the
> decision to actually switch to Linux being very close. But
> I'd have been
> lost had I tried to switch without something like those
> books, and
> honestly, I'm not sure I would have stuck with it.
> After all, I was
> already a Windows power user with over a decade of
> experience there, and
> I was finding it VERY frustrating how impotent I felt on
> Linux -- I
> couldn't do /anything/! Those books changed all that,
> and did so in a
> matter of months!
> As I said, it's your choice, but that's one choice
> I'm very glad I made,
> and I really hate to think how difficult it would have been
> or how long
> it would have taken to come to the same level, without
> them. If you're
> serious about learning Linux, there's no better
> investment you can make,
> than the purchase and time necessary to read those books!
> Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
> "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
> and if you use the program, he is your master."
> Richard Stallman
> Pan-users mailing list
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