Re: System requirements
On Fri, Mar 12, 1999 at 12:37:37PM -0500, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Roland McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Luck. It should in theory work to have no default pager (though that means
> > you cannot use `swapon' at run time either), but there are likely some
> > quirky assumptions being broken by that, and Thomas and I will be
> > Completely Unsurprised if trying to run without a default pager screws up
> > and/or dies in weird ways.
> In theory a default pager would not be called until needed, but the
> assumption in the kernel as well as a few little tidbits of Hurd code
> is that it is always there.
I have never used any pager before (no default pager), only a few times I
had a swap partition.
So at least on one system it worked without any pager. I did most of the 100
packages in the archive w/o pagers, some of them were long compilations.
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