On Sat, May 02, 1998 at 10:11:48AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote: > > You need MTA. You just do. But you don't need a complex MTA. If you > > consider sendmail the standard to judge by, most everything is smaller, > > simpler, or better for personal systems. My personal choice for an MTA is > > qmail. The savings in configuration and maintenance (or lack of needing to > > do either) far outweighs the time required to wait and watch it compile. > > To be fair: if you install qmail you also have to have gcc, bintools, > make, libc*-dev, and maybe more. [Also, on a slow system without much > disk it can take several hours to compile -- not that I think this is > a likely consumer configuration for next year.] You're right, I would not want to compile this on a 386. However, his target is gamers and my target is windoze desktop users. His target has mor HD space to spare than mine for certain, but I think I can get the base devel stuff in mine. I'm shooting for < 100 megs total with installation media being 40 megs or less. I can get basic devel in that, and neither of us are worrying about slow machines. I will admit though that I would want to try and see if I could get the author to let me package the binaries for this task. > > You don't need ftpd and telnetd. You probably do need an http server for > > documentation, but then again dhttpd is small and does the job nicely. > > Much better than a server would be a browser which supports cgi for > local browsing. [Warning: this concept would need to be fleshed out > before it could be implemented. Issues are: mime type issues for > non-executables, mime-type issues from the result of a "cgi", handling > of forms data without an http server, nph-, and maybe a wee bit more.] Not sure I wana mess with the innards of lynx. When I learn how to do it right, I would like to build a debian/ directory for lynx-ssl and find a free-world maintainer for the package, but. I'd LOVE to package it. But, I'm not in the free world.
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