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I've got this wonderful mac sitting next to me, loaded up with dimms and
scsi drives and a big monitor, yet sitting unused for months because of an
yukky operating system.

Meanwhile I wind up doing all my work on this ugly, tired, and old intel
box. So: something isn't right.

Anyway, I now have the room to put an alternate os on the mac, but the
nasty red-hatish nature of linux-ppc gives me the heebi-jeebies. I want
dselect and proper packages!

Since I'm going to be compiling lots of source in order to have a
comfortable working environment (and I just Love configuring ;), I thought
I might share my efforts.

These would include xemacs, scheme48 (what's wrong with those guile
people?), scsh, hugs (the haskell user gopher system), the absolutely
evil-to-bootstrap-and-compile ghc (the glorious glasgow haskell compiler),
gc (a conservative generational garbage collector for C/C++), es (the
extensible shell), and related stuff.

And, I am not opposed to deb-making whatever else the masses might desire.

I've just installed a minimum version of linux-ppc, but I need some
pointers as to how to go about debianizing it. (And how to go about making
good packages and how to be a package maintainer, etc.)

Take care,


The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist knows it.
		-- J. Robert Oppenheimer, "Bulletin of Atomic Scientists"

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking
almost gently.  The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
		-- James Cabell, "The Silver Stallion"

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