[CrackMonkey] [Pigdog] Re: Camp Linux (Was: Article idea?)
Paul J Collins
sneakums at eircom.net
Mon Jul 24 15:25:08 PDT 2000
>>>>> "Rick" == Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> writes:
Rick> begin Paul J Collins quotation:
Rick> (2) You're within driving distance of Menlo Park, CA,
>> Alas, no. Ireland.
Rick> Ah, thus the telco surcharges. Sorry about the irrelevant
Rick> suggestion, then: I had no idea where you were participating
No problem; my ISP used to be called tinet.ie, then the state spun it
off and floated it, whereupon it renamed itself eircom. The shares
are now worth less than the issue prices; issued at around E 3.70, now
worth E 2.50.
Rick> Curiously enough, the name "Menlo Park" is Irish, twice
Rick> removed: The town in California is named for Thomas Edison's
Rick> home town in New Jersey, whose name in turn is corrupted
Rick> from a Celtic name.
There is a surname Maonlaoi (spelling is wrong) that sounds quite like
>> I hear the current potato snaps are close to rock-solid, so that don't
>> bother me none.
Rick> It's pretty solid. I've _burned_ an unofficial potato CD
Rick> set, from a site in Hungary that was (is?) offering them via
Rick> ftp, and it was somewhat incomplete in some areas (such as
Rick> X), but otherwise worthwhile. No idea if the commercial
Rick> vendors listed on the vendor list do better than he did, but
Rick> it seems likely.
One of the Debian developers is in the UK, and he has a set of gold
snaps of potato available. I'll check it out.
One thing I've been wondering about; the package system. At the
moment, I build all my software from source, install em under
/usr/local/stow (by changing $(prefix) during make install) and fold
their trees into /usr/local using GNU stow. Is there anything to be
gained by preferring debs?
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