[Linux4christians] Pastors using Linux (and my choice ofdistro!)
daftspaniel at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 09:45:27 EST 2005
You should maybe also consider
DSL can run live and is very easy to customise.
On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 22:03:34 -0500, l4c <l4c at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> Samuel Clough wrote:
> > I assume Net BSD has a ports system that provides
> > everything you commonly run?
> > Hmm. I have an old 300+ Mhz box that's not doing
> > anything. Perhaps it's time for a NetBSD
> > install...
> Sure does, but the symantecs of NetBSD are ports=different archetectures
> and packages=different softwares. You'll want to check out the package
> collection at http://netbsd.org/Documentation/software/packages.html ...
> Now there are 2 ways to do even that. You can download and install
> the binary packages, or you can download and install the pkgsrc tree.
> The later is very good if you have an extra couple hundred megs to
> spare. You simply download the pkgsrc tarball and untar it to
> /usr/pkgsrc and then there will be directory structure you can navigate
> to find the package you want. Say for instance you want to install
> bash. You gfo to /usr/pkgsrc/shells/bash and then do a configure, a
> make, and a make install. The software you selected (in this case bash)
> would have the source downloaded, patched, built and installed on your
> system. It will also automatically download, patch, build and install
> any necessary dependencies.
> The other way of doing things is using the precompiled binaries. That's
> easy too. Just hit the netbsd website and surf the package tree until
> you find what you want, download it and run pkg_add on it. Locally this
> looks like pkg_add <package_name>, however you can also do this directly
> through ftp by doing pkg_add
> which is my prefered method because it will many times auto download and
> install any dependencies as well.
> -Linc Fessenden
> In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...
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