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Old 04-09-2006, 06:43 AM   #1
altainta
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Unhappy Which distro is good for me plz suggest !


Hello i am beginner to linux world.
I want to utilize my piii and pii !
I want linux for particular programm which will not consume much of my memory. A small, Compact and customizable.

Here what i need.

I want to run a perl programs (5 - 10 at a time) (.pl files) also i need internet connection and remote monitoring on it to connect that perl program it is a online program.

I need some pacakages

C/C++ compiler g++ gcc
perl
perl Time::HiRes
GNU readline libreadline.so.*
gmake
and also python if needed


((Time::HiRes;
libreadline5-dev
g++
gc
make))

Kindly help me select a good distro which will initially inculde this things.

Last edited by altainta; 04-09-2006 at 06:45 AM.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 07:14 AM   #2
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hmm small, compact and customizable, if thats what you really want you need gentoo , but if thats too much then debian is also a good no fluff distro.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by altainta
Hello i am beginner to linux world.
I want to utilize my piii and pii !
I want linux for particular programm which will not consume much of my memory. A small, Compact and customizable.

Here what i need.

I want to run a perl programs (5 - 10 at a time) (.pl files) also i need internet connection and remote monitoring on it to connect that perl program it is a online program.

I need some pacakages

C/C++ compiler g++ gcc
perl
perl Time::HiRes
GNU readline libreadline.so.*
gmake
and also python if needed


((Time::HiRes;
libreadline5-dev
g++
gc
make))

Kindly help me select a good distro which will initially inculde this things.
go with the most non-bloated distros such as slackware, gentoo, archlinux etc. Dont run KDE or gnome(they are heavy on system resources) check out Fluxbox or xfce they are very nice to use and are light on the resources.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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Okay i will try to again explain new thing
I tried ubuntu it is good but it needs a lot of disk space i just need to run the perl thing
Here is the config i used
Quote:
sudo -s -H
enter the root password when asked!!!

sudo apt-get install g++
sudo apt-get install perl
sudo apt-get install libreadline5-dev
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/make /usr/bin/gmake
perl -e 'use Time::HiRes;'
sudo apt-get install make
And ya i need internet configuration (Means is there any tool which will make my job easy i use router & i need dhcp service)

Also one most common thing i need is SCREEN what is it and how to use it actually for example i want a multiple instace of a profram (.pl) so when i am in console it is not multitasking (I know linux can multi task but how) so i want to open a program and send it back (bacground process) than again i will get the console i will again do the same process again and again until 5 - 8 times.
Kindly help and also is there any compact distro that can do this work or is able to easily customize for this kind of work (Please give me a easy alternative already gone for UBUNTU i want a quick info please i am in trouble)
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:12 PM   #5
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Damn Small Linux comes to mind
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:42 PM   #6
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can damn small linux help me ?
Can it have the function that i need ?
Also is it possible that it will use system like apt-get for getting necessary packages from online.
 
  


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