Re: Unofficial HP/Compaq Drivers/Config Utilities for Debian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nate Duehr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Debian-User users" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: Unofficial HP/Compaq Drivers/Config Utilities for Debian
> On Feb 16, 2004, at 3:17 AM, Peter A. Cole wrote:
> > I was on a HP SAN course last week and was asking about support for
> > Debian
> > as opposed to Red Hat, and the answer was basically that it takes a
> > long
> > time to test Open Source operating systems and therefore the official
> > support for any other distribution than Red Hat may happen at some
> > stage,
> > but not in the near future.
> Oh that's retarded.
> HP themselves *USE* Debian internally for a number of things, as it was
> announced that it was a company standard some time ago.
> The giant left hand doesn't know what the giant right hand is doing...
> If one frustrated user can make a "usable" Debian package for those
> systems in an evening or two, HP could certainly do a "professional"
> quality one in a week and test it in along with the testing of the RH
> Their advanced Linux development group could whip up a proper .deb in
> their sleep, I'm sure.
> Nate Duehr, firstname.lastname@example.org
I know what you mean.
I also recall seeing on the Debian news site something about a Debian host
being made available by HP for public use for testing of software etc.
I raised this with my instructor, and he didn't know anything about it,
although to give him some credit, he seems to have a fairly high interest in
Linux but he also comes from the Compaq side of things pre-merger.
Mind you, this was a very specific course aimed at entry-level SAN's
(MSA1000), but there was no mention of support for anything but Red Hat in
the higher spec SAN's either, and I still have yet to see a Debian Woody or
any other distribution available on either the old HP NetServer Navigator
CD's or the new SmartStart CD's as an O/S option.