From: valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie
Date: Mon 24 Jul 2000 - 13:02:15 IST
kevin lyda wrote:
> still working on installing the new redhat 7.0 (the rawhide release).
> it fails to install over an nfs mounted cdrom because it actually fits
> on two cdroms. eek. solution: copy the contents of RedHat/RPMS on cd
> 2 to the same dir of the nfs server's copy of cd 1. urg. you can't
> install off the cdrom or it's iso image anymore.
Sigh. DVD RAM time...
> anyway it comes with mysql, kde2, xfree86 4.0. bash version 2.0 is
> also standard. the boot screen is graphical and has a menu of kernels
> (and it's still lilo, i thought grub had a patent on that... ahem).
> dunno how it works on serial terminals - hope they've considered that.
> servers should not have heads; burning long dead dinos for screensavers
> in a room people don't enter is, well, stupid.
No, I mailed that new LILO has the menu thing for a few weeks now.
Well overdue. Is it XFree86 4.0.1 or 4.0.0 ?
> what else - oh, the init scripts are now in /etc/init.d with /etc/rc?.2
> polluting the namespace.
Yeessss. No longer do I have to do the "Am I using Solaris" check
anymore when I go looking for one!
> for those that care /etc/rc.d still exists
> as a link and all of it's rather arbitrary anyway since it's controlled
> by /etc/inittab's si entry and the shell script it defines. the bored
> could write up a different system, code it in perl or if they like fast
> startups code it all in c.
Whoo. Wonder could RedHat do something like that, and use less than the
400+ processes they currently invoke...
> it also comes with amanda for backups and they seem to have started to
> include some crypto utils on it like cipe and others. also a host of
> low level net utils (router type things). oh, and they have the java
> gnu compiler as well as one called chill. apparently chill is used
> a lot in europe? anyone used it? it was compared to modula-2 and ada
Hmm. Does it have cool stuff like OpenSSh ?
> all in all it's definitely a beta, i hope they take their time releasing
It also has GLIBC2.2 (Or at least 2.1.9) so it'll mostly break a few
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