Linux compatibility problems, 4.8 and 5.1
Philip Sydney Lavers
psl02 at uow.edu.au
Wed Nov 12 21:10:51 PST 2003
I am a long term user of FreeBSD.
recently i have migrated through 4.2, 4.4 and 4.7 with
wonderful usefulness except that I have never got CUPS or
anything else to drive my CanonS400SP printer. I have a
linux machine in my network just to print things on the
This was just a nuisance.
Now I have four new machines with 4.8 in one and 5.1 in the
other three on which I need to run some distributed
To my dismay, Linux compatibility and everything that
depends on it fails both on installation and when I try
manual ports. Apache ant also fails in the same way.
Also Clusterit would not install.
I am phycisist, not really a computer person, but I need
something like FreeBSd because my trusty DEC Alpha has
The machines that I am using are a PentiumIII and three AMD
I would be grateful to receive any suggestions. I have found
nothing useful on the mailing lists.
I hope you can help me.
Regards, and thanks for this wonderful OS,
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