Re: The point of the situation...

From: salva (
Date: Fri Jan 29 1999 - 11:59:53 CET

Michele Andreoli <> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 27, 1999 at 07:56:01PM +0100, salva wrote:
> > I've downloaded (CUM MAGNO DOLORE), the 3.2 release of muLinux (the
> > last one for me was 2.2 ^_^;;;;;;;), and I'vwe started examining it...
> I think: in this ML a very original linguistic experiment is in progress:
> latin, french, spanish, italian, gooood. CUM MAGNO DOLORE. Mah!


> >
> > First of all: the README.txt file refers to a README.customize that is
> > no longer in the muLinux distribution... I think that is a little bug
> > ^_^
> :((( Any way, this file is really a joke.

If I've some time...
I'll try to make a better one...
The probability that I've some time are:

          lim 1
        x-> +inf -----


> > One thing first of all: I've seen that the mu script, when you use -r
> > or -u options it usees mke2fs, and it must be executed as root...
> >
> > If you execute it as user it will say, incorrectly, that the kernel
> > was not compiled with the LOOPBACK interface...
> > That's another tiny little bug :D.
> >
> Ummm. I can put a test like this:
> if [ -x e2fsck ]; then
> ......
> fi

OK! Do it :D

> Anyway, if you loss your Linux, don't despair: with the many many rows
> I cancelled from other sources, you can setup another distribution!
> I can send you this stuff (frattaglie): tell me.

It'd not be useful...
The problem is not the distribution (I've the RH 5.2 cd...)...
Is my home directory...
It's 600MB large...
It contain only internet-downloaded files...
AND I'VE A 14.400 MODEM!!!! :)

> > Then...
> >
> > I've seen that all the binaries are really small...
> > The only exception is lynx, that is huge! (400k!)
> Without Lynx, on the first floppy we can put Winword 6.0.


> Yes. We can remove lynx in favor of chimera (200k), but now the floppy #3
> become essential. Moreover, the newsgroup processing? yes, we can
> add some things like "tin", or develope a "less-based" ridicoulus
> news-reader, like Quark.

There's a new text based news reader that they say is very good...
It's called lrn o something similar :D

> > Maybe lynx 2.5, or 2.4 or similar are smaller...
> >
> Someone, time ago, sended me a reduce lynx (270k) with only HTTP support.
> Loss in a computer crash.


> [ITALIAN bla-bla]
> Ah, mi serve un nome in codice per la versione 4.0.
> Chi mi da un'idea? Con "Hammameth" ho esaurito sia la saga Mani-Pulite
> sia il parallelo scherzoso con la -- Debian 2.0 "Hamm" --
La versione developer-only della Red Hat Ŕ chiamata Raw Hide...
GiÓ che abbiamo rovesciato linux come un calzino...
Per fare un paragone un po' splatter...
Che ne dite di "Raw Meat"? :D



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