Posts tagged with " slackware"

Unable to compile with 12.2 php.Slackbuild (trying to add mycrypt)

Wednesday, 18/02/2009 ≅08:45 ©brainycat

I originally posted this at Funnily enough, it was a perfect example of what a coworker and I were talking about the other day. He's getting a technical degree in systems administration, and this quarter he has a unit on Linux. He's completely lost. He doesn't get it. He struggles with the GUI, and he's completely hopeless in the CLI. He was telling me how frustrated he is because he goes to the help forums (he doesn't know how to use IRC) and tries to ask questions, but he doesn't know the right questions to ask so he gets flamed. I told him I have exactly the opposite problem, in that by the time I'm reaching out for help most other users won't have a clue what's going on. It's not their fault, it's just a matter of experience.

Anyways, the thread is here. In a nutshell, I was trying to rebuild php5 with the mcrypt libraries included, and my system didn't want to build the dependencies (c-client from UW's imapd project) nor did it want to build The build seemed to show that libtool may be misconfigured.

I've found a great deal on a new harddrive, so I won't be debugging this issue too much farther. I'm just looking at this install as a test run, taking lots of notes, so when I reinstall on the new drive it'll be speedy and simple. And with enough room to install some new OSs in VMWare.

Installing Slackware 12.2 on the Thinkpad T-30

Sunday, 25/01/2009 ≅11:43 ©brainycat

I decided it was time to move on from LinuxMint. LinuxMint is a great distro… for people who view computers as tools that make music, video and the internet happen, and I recommend it wholeheartedly for firsttime linux users. It comes with absolutely gorgeous themes; I’m partial to dark themes and they had a great [...]

LinuxMint – Liveboot try before you buy

Tuesday, 10/06/2008 ≅14:06 ©admin

After years of using slackware through it’s various stages, I came to a point where it wasn’t meeting my needs anymore. I bought a refurb ThinkPad T-30 with a p6 1.8G/.5GB RAM. Output is handled by the ATI Radeon 7500/16MB driving a 1400×1050 LCD. For a console junkie like me, this is heady stuff. I [...]