Fri, 23 Feb 2001:
Well, it's done. Tom and I reinstalled RedHat 7.0 instead
Mandrake because the download was easier, and I just
building Ximian GNOME, which has the easiest install I have
seen for Linux -- just point lynx at a site with a flag
says to read it as "-source" instead of HTML!
lynx -source http://foo
Tomorrow, Tom will be back to build KDE, since it is a
tangle of module dependencies -- although KDE should be
easier to build now that we are armed with RPM 4. Remind me
tell you the RPM 4 story sometime, it's a long one.
On Fri, 23 Feb 2001, Michael Castelle
y'all get mandrake running last night? what's
No, we had to switch to RH 7.0 to get a fresh install (due
the weird RPM 4 situation) but now we have a Cafe desktop
again. Unfortunately, most of the changes we made were
the hood" and the biggest problem with the cafe -- the
Ethernet cable -- is still a problem.
There is still work to be done -- Tom wants to compile a 2.4
kernel, while I am more concerned with bringing back Flash 5
XBoing, and maybe installing Tux Racer.
We also took apart oscorb and removed all the dust bunnies
within. Didn't locate the CPU battery, but that's okay
the RH distro seems to be able to tell the time, unlike the
Mandrake install we had in here, which I had to patch with
an initscript called "timesync" (basically, rdate) which
called another local server (brown.edu) and basically said
"Yo, what's the time?"