[UFO Chicago] SuSE for Alpha and other ramblings... note for Paul too...

Thomas thomas@chicagomac.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:34:34 -0500

I sent them (Helios) an e-mail requesting some information, but basically
being the weekend in Germany I doubt I'll hear anything before
Monday/Tuesday.  The install CD we have for them clearly states it can be
installed under Linux... but it doesn't say anything about Alpha, and that
may be a sticky point... Helios is NOT free so if it won't run on the Alpha
hardware there's no way to get the source to compile it.  But I don't think
that Helios actually has any direct hardware interaction, so I'm hoping in
its eyes Linux is Linux.  And if it doesn't work, well it'll be fun trying
anyway.  I should also see what SuSE has to say about Helios now that I'm
thinking about it...

As for Debian... I may not try it on this machine, but I am interested in
the Debian work on the SGI MIPS.  I now have an old SGI O2 to be
expier-a-mental with.

And Peter, how does Tuesday sound for the mail server?  Or any day other
than Wednesday.

Quote Peter

> Thomas, I would try contacting Helios and see what they say as far as
> Linux distros are concerned. And not to be a broken record, but I think
> that Debian for Alpha is pretty well supported. But Paul, I'm sure you'd
> *love* to do that job, eh?
> (And incidentally, next week is a good time for me for the whole
> mailserver thing.)
> >    Probably not the best use of the UFO forum.
> This is a great use of the forum, in my opinion. We're a small enough
> and a tight enough group that we can do this kind of thing for each
> other, and talk about these kinds of issues as a group.
> Beaujolais! One more proprietary server down in favor of Free SOftware!
> pedro