[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Friday 03 April 2015 12:25:01 Chris Bannister wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I know that it has been said before, but there may be people new
> > > > to the list reading this.  I used the same "broken" installer,
> > > > and my /home is separate from /.
> > > >
> > > > Lisi
> > >
> > > I appreciate that you have done that Lisi, but this hybrid.iso
> > > from linuxcnc.org, downloadable from a link right one on the front
> > > page, and using the wheezy repos for updates, simply cannot be
> > > beaten into submission to do that.
> >
> > It needs to be spoken to softly and caressed into submission. No one
> > doubts your experience but everyone wonders how you have managed to
> > turn a happy and co-operative installer into a martinet.
> I vaguely recall fighting with the partitioning stage at one point in
> the past but I think the 7.7 netinst I tried recently was much
> improved.
> There might be one particular step which is tripping Gene up, and once
> the "oh! duh! <slaps forehead>" moment passes, he'll be right.

I would welcome that moment.
> Is there a local Linux User Group in your area? You could mention
> this, and I bet there would be someone who would be keen to see what
> the trouble is, i.e. sort it out in a hand holding manner or confirm
> that there is some peculiarity with what you are trying to achieve.

I have a friend up the interstate about 10 miles running it, but he is 
still running Fedora 6 the last time I checked on his main machine, and 
one of the planetccrm setups on a couple more rigs as he also has a for 
hire music production studio.

He doesn't "fix" what isn't broken.

And we use a dozen or more linux installs at the tv station, generally an 
older Centos 5.5 or 5.6 IIRC. Jim is like Karl, he doesn't fix whats not 
broken, but he does patch for hacks quite religiously. And he is 
resourcefull in that when we went digital in 2008, we bought 4 of the 
recommended rack mount Apple video servers for our video recording and 
playback, one per "channel".  All of which had been replaced 6 years ago 
now by centos servers that are 3-5x more capable than the Apple stuff, 
none of which lasted for more than a year before being destroyed by an 
internal fire at $5995 each. We learned to keep several fire 
extinguishers handy around them.  And Jim built all the Centos servers 
from boxes of parts and rack mount cages with 20x the cooling the apples 
had.  One little 1.625" fan failing anyplace in one of the apples = 
internal fire & essentially down for the count, non-repairable.  
Warranty or not, apple wouldn't touch them after the first one.

So his Centos (and he is fluent in windows too) knowledge isn't terribly 
applicable here.  I wish it was.

Part of the Centos speed comes from a 2nd local 10 gigabit network just 
for Operations Control, where the apples were gigabit only.  It is not 
bridged to the outside.  And I am hearing rumors of that being replaced 
by fiber if and when fiber routers at 100Gb or more become affordable. 
Affordable has not been $defined in front of me though. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

Reply to: