I decided to try archlinux on ppc even if it's still on his early
stages 'cos I really like the x86 flavour of this distro :)
The installation went _almost_ smooth: there are still a few typos in
the installation guide wiki and I had to build my own kernel to have it
running. Still don't understand why, more on this later if it's of
I'm trying to set up a full gnome desktop development environment and
there are a few quirks I stumbled upon I'd like to ask you about:
1) why isn't abs the same script as in x86 archlinux ?
2) why isn't /etc/rc.d/fam the script as in the x86 archlinux ?
3) is there any particular reason for changing the scripts ?
I copied abs from my x86 archlinux machine, ran it and it went smooth.
Most of the PKGBUILDS work out of the box (e.g. glade-3), a few don't
but that's no surprise, due to the different architecture, right ?
I copied /etc/rc.d/fam from the x86 box and it replaced perfectly the
wrong script from current/fam-2.7.0-8.
diff fam fam.old
< #Check for running portmap, start when not running
< ck_daemon portmap && /etc/rc.d/portmap start
< if [ ! -f /var/run/daemons/portmap ]; then
< echo "ERROR: PORTMAP is not running"
< exit 1
> if [ ! -f /var/run/daemons/fam ]; then
> echo "ERROR: fam is not running"
> exit 1
see? It looks for a running fam before starting fam, that makes no sense
to me ;)
Keep up the good work everybody, I really love this distro :)