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Re: new Debian installation

I did not try to configure X, since I don't need it.

apt-get is ok, but binaries and/or sources for sparc are not as frequent than 
i386, so my usual mirror is helpless.

On Monday 04 March 2002 22:15, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, jmt wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I recently bought a Sparc Ultra 5 - mostly for the monitor in fact. I
> > tried using Solaris on the machine, is really ok in fact, but my other
> > machines are all debian (3 at home, 8 at work) and I did not really want
> > to get involved in learning devices names and scripts locations and so
> > on.
> >
> > I then installed debian, disk from potato, upgraded immediatly to
> > unstable. So it runs an unstable but for the kernel.
> >
> > I use the machine mainly as a server (tomcat, nfs, etc. ) and its runs
> > fine. Installation was painless (but no X, no two ethernet cards, no
> > french keyboard since I run the machine via ssh).
> Thanks for the reply. Does this mean you have not tried to configure X, or
> it does not work? We'll be using these machines more as desktops, so I'm
> also interested in how Debian packages behave generally on the Sparc port,
> and specifically the kinds of things that desktops use (ie KDE). I guess I
> should have mentioned this in the previous message, so I'm ccing this to
> the list.
> Also, have you been experiencing any issues with the periodic apt-get
> update/upgrades?
> > Hope that helps.
> Yes, thanks.                                          Faheem.

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