Re: [OT] Re: Which kernel (Linus or ac)?

From: J Sloan (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 12:35:30 EST

After this post we should take it offline and
let the s/n ratio on lkml settle back down to
a dull roar - apologies for the noise, this is
the last post on this dead horse.

"T. A." wrote:

> Oh I could deal with all of the problems as well. But after a good bit
> of recompiling, patching, upgrading, backtracking the things done in the
> "Redhat" way

You may have a point with 7.0, but 7.1 was not
that bad - and in any case, just applying the RH
updates fixed the problems.

> which many times don't match the man pages, as well as undoing
> the "Redhat" way annoyances I just end up with a variation of my own hand
> built distribution.

To each his own - choice is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

> And once I have to replace the system experimental C
> library and compiler it just get even more ridicules.

Experimental? What you call experimental, I call (and
my customers call) fully functional and fully supported.

Using gcc-2.96 on the 40+ RH boxes I have scattered
around the southwest has shown no problems, despite
all the outrage from anti gcc-2.96 activists.

Here is a heads-up for the benefit of those wondering
about gcc-2.96:



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