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From: darren kirby <bulliver@×××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} An old iBook G3 as server
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:17:33
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] {OT} An old iBook G3 as server by Momesso Andrea
1 quoth the Momesso Andrea:
3 >
4 > Here are my questions:
5 >
6 > - Is gentoo pcc stable enough to work on a server?
8 I used an old G4 for a server for a while. I think I used a hardened profile.
9 The machine's specs were a little higher than yours I believe, but it wasnt a
10 speed demon or anything 433Mhz I think.
12 > - What kind of checks should I do to verify that the hardware
13 > (expecially the disk) is fine?
15 smartmontools?
17 > - Is it possible to use the other server (x86) to build packages for the
18 > ppc?
20 Yes, see the cross-compile gentoo docs.
22 > - Due to my limited space I'd like to mount some non-vital stuff on nfs
23 > shares. Is it aviceable to mount /usp/portage on nfs? or maybe just
24 > the distfiles?
26 I have both on NFS shares on my home network shared between 4 machines. Works
27 great...
29 > - What would you suggest for automatic daily backups?
31 Amanda, bacula?
33 > - I use gentoo as the only os on all my machines and it is the distro I
34 > fell confortable with, but is it really a good choiche in this case?
35 > Would a compiled distro better fit my needs?
37 It would certainly make things easier. My G4 was a headless server but it
38 still took a _very_ long time to build larger packages such as glibc etc. If
39 you set up cross-compile it may help with this.
41 > Thank yo in advance for your answers.
43 So: I did get PPC to work as a server, but it did have a few problems here and
44 there. This was just for hosting my personal website/server so it wasn't a
45 big deal. If your server is any sort of important you may want to look at
46 finding an old x86 box.
48 2cents,
49 -d
50 --
51 darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 ::
52 "...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
53 - Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972


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Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} An old iBook G3 as server Momesso Andrea <momesso.andrea@×××××.com>