[mythtv-users] gentoo, latest mythtv - mythfrontend has no text
gull at gull.us
Tue Jun 30 22:31:05 UTC 2009
Tom Dexter wrote:
> To me, a lean system means: nothing in the kernel I don't want, no
> services running that I don't want, no library dependencies that I
> don't want or need. Perhaps that's why I've never had an issue with
> having a lowly 526 MB of ram on both my front and backend, in spite of
> the fact that everyone says that's nowhere near enough.
I was running a miniITX Myth system with 256 MB for a while, first on
Gentoo, then on OpenSuSE. (It was the tedium of waiting for gcc to
crawl along on that 1 GHz VIA processor that eventually caused me to
abandon Gentoo; I remember compiling X.org was a particular ordeal,
especially since it took me a few tries to find the right flags.) I did
eventually put more RAM in so I could run a bigger MySQL keybuffer and
speed up queries.
> If I actually cared about the OS disk usage I could delete downloaded
> source, but my entire / partition (even with the mysql databases)
> generally has no more than about 6 GB used.
Yeah, I was mostly just ribbing you; with how big hard disks are these
days disk usage really doesn't matter.
> And does anyone running ubuntu actually get away without installed
> development tools? I was never able to even when I used binary
I have devel tools on my current Myth box, but I forget why I installed
them. It may have just been out of habit. I did run a desktop machine
for a good few months without them, though; I remember being surprised
that they weren't there when I needed them to test something.
I liked Gentoo and found it very educational but eventually I just got
tired of having to wait for every little thing to compile and then
configuring it by hand. Part of it may be that my day job involves a
lot of that sort of thing, so when I get home I'm not really interested
in babysitting gcc; I just want things to work. ;)
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