LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Zenwalk
User Name
Password
Zenwalk This forum is for the discussion of Zenwalk Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
debiant
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: Source Mage 0.9.6
Posts: 196

Rep: Reputation: 30
A few questions for the devlopers...


The distro is nice, easy to configure and everything, but I have a few points I'd like to make:

Why, if the default kernel install is 2.6.17.11 in 3.0 is the source-tree in /usr/include for 2.4.x?
This made the installation of my nVidia proprietary drivers require a fresh kernel compile, which I was planning on EVENTUALLY anyways, but it added considerably to the installation time.

Also, please please please include lynx in a standard install. I know it adds a little to the iso size, but for the love of god I had to keep going back to Knoppix to get src packages to get up and running. If there's any grunt work to get lynx included that I can do, I will happy to do it.

Other than those minor complaints everything looks good so far. I'm going to have to look into things a little more, as I'm not familiar with pkgtool. I hope it's easy to remove pkgs as all I really like to run my desktop is fluxbox.

One more thing is that I have been attempting to get cron working, and it has been erring do to the fact that it is compiled with sendmail support which means that every attempt to run a cron job has failed because unable to exec /usr/sbin/sendmail ... I don't need sendmail, nor was it included with the installation (why the 'at' utility was included either since that explicitely depends on sendmail) and so now I have to recompile cron in order to get rid of the nasty sendmail crap, as a matter of fact I think I will just remove cron and go with fcron, I've had better luck with it.

Last edited by debiant; 09-11-2006 at 04:36 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
jstephens84
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: (Home)Opensolaris, Ubuntu, CentOS, (Work - AIX, HP-UX, Red Hat)
Posts: 2,043

Rep: Reputation: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by debiant
The distro is nice, easy to configure and everything, but I have a few points I'd like to make:

Why, if the default kernel install is 2.6.17.11 in 3.0 is the source-tree in /usr/include for 2.4.x?
This made the installation of my nVidia proprietary drivers require a fresh kernel compile, which I was planning on EVENTUALLY anyways, but it added considerably to the installation time.

Also, please please please include lynx in a standard install. I know it adds a little to the iso size, but for the love of god I had to keep going back to Knoppix to get src packages to get up and running. If there's any grunt work to get lynx included that I can do, I will happy to do it.

Other than those minor complaints everything looks good so far. I'm going to have to look into things a little more, as I'm not familiar with pkgtool. I hope it's easy to remove pkgs as all I really like to run my desktop is fluxbox.

One more thing is that I have been attempting to get cron working, and it has been erring do to the fact that it is compiled with sendmail support which means that every attempt to run a cron job has failed because unable to exec /usr/sbin/sendmail ... I don't need sendmail, nor was it included with the installation (why the 'at' utility was included either since that explicitely depends on sendmail) and so now I have to recompile cron in order to get rid of the nasty sendmail crap, as a matter of fact I think I will just remove cron and go with fcron, I've had better luck with it.
I am not a developer, however if you don't mind I can help you with a couple of things. First off to get the kernel source just use netpkg. You will can install lynx from source from here. I agree though. Lynx is a wonderful program. Not sure why you are having problems with your cron tab. Mine seems to work well.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 06:44 PM   #3
guth
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: France
Distribution: Zenwalk
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 15
hi,
if you like/need CLI web browser, we have:
- links
on the install.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 12:37 AM   #4
debiant
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: Source Mage 0.9.6
Posts: 196

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by guth
hi,
if you like/need CLI web browser, we have:
- links
on the install.
Is links a lot smaller or something? Because it's not nearly as functional as lynx.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 03:27 AM   #5
guth
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: France
Distribution: Zenwalk
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 15
In fact it's links2, about your question: i don't know exacly...

I personaly prefere links2 at lynx (image display...).
But i've to say i don't use much CLI web browser.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
basic questions on hostname and domain name + related postfix questions Moebius Linux - Newbie 7 09-04-2007 11:50 AM
Solaris - Questions! Questions! Questions! qs_tahmeed Solaris / OpenSolaris 2 07-16-2005 05:27 AM
window manager questions and/or theme questions t3gah Linux - Software 2 02-27-2005 04:16 PM
Questions.... SqWilliam Linux - General 4 06-10-2002 05:24 AM
I have 2 questions DarkGhost Linux - General 11 06-05-2002 09:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration