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BinGOs (7246)

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System administrator, part-time Perl hacker, full-time POE [] evangelist. One day he will be made to pay for his crimes.

He has some modules on CPAN []. They may or may not be useful

Journal of BinGOs (7246)

Tuesday April 17, 2007
06:07 AM

Shiny Gentoo loving

[ #33008 ]

So I have a COMPAQ AlphaServer DS10 that until recently was running FreeBSD. Now this was all fine and dandy but I couldn't get a viable perl compiled on it and was having to smoke using the provided system perl.

So I decided to try out OpenBSD, but that was generating spurious irqs that dragged down the system performance to unusable levels. NetBSD didn't fair any better, suffering from the same problem.

During the weekend I installed Gentoo Linux on the beast. I've always been a Slackware man, but I was genuinely pleased with Gentoo. Portage reminds me NetBSD's pkgsrc which is nice.

I was able to get perl 5.8.8 compiled with threads and have started CPAN smoking with it.

Hurrah for Gentoo!

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