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From: Klaus Wagner <klaus@...>
Subject: Re: Software Compilation
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 09:55:41 +0200
On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 07:45:23AM +0200, Nic le Roux wrote:
> Thanks Ralph.
> It, will however be a requirement to put the modem on the E450.
> Because of the way Nagios generates the sms's and as a means of removing
> another point of failure I have to put it on the E450.
> Guaranteeing the delivery of the sms is of utmost importance.
> Is there complications in getting it set up on the Sparc machine itself ?

If I remind correctly the E450 has 2 serial ports, but they look like PC
Parports. If you want to connect a modem, you have to use
adapters.(gender changers at least)

If you do not have a Grafics card installed (we usually don't have) you
will need a console (or zero-modem cable and minicom) to setup the
system. If you follow the documentation correctly you should not
encounter any problems.

> Are there changes in the Apache config made as a requirement of it being on
> the E450 ?
> Something in the list that I left out was postfix, using a smarthost on the
> network to deliver mail.

Your default Apache settings should play well, but be aware that if you
can't distribute you load to several cpu's (more threads/processes) E450
performance will suck.

> On that note is the Sparc distribution very stable ?

This might bring up discussions but here my opinion:

2.4 Linux and stable libs --> very stable
2.6 Linux and stable libs --> quite stable but I would not bet on it

If you ever need a ~sparc flags to get the versions you need use it
careful, only mark the specific package in /etc/portage/package.keywords
and newer use ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~sparc" emerge foo_bar.

If it doesn't need to be linux I would suggest you try opensolaris.
It is free, has solid rock stability on sparc and you can install gnu
tools to compile/run gnu software.(At least Apache and Postfix runs well
on opensolaris)

regards klaus
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