Subject: Re: Upgrading Qube2 3.99CD?
To: Glyn Astill <glynastill@yahoo.co.uk>
From: Glyn Astill <glynastill@yahoo.co.uk>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 08/08/2006 21:06:44
Hi Everyone,

I spent a bit of time tonight and followed Pete Rushmeres guide to
getting the Qube set up, thanks for that Pete.

However I started to stumble a bit when I got to the section
installing samba and apache, I didn't even manage to find the source
to install these. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I had a look at samba.org and tried to get a tarball of the source,
but I just couldn't find it. There were instructions to getting it
from SVN but I haven't got an svn client on the qube, theres a CVS
though.

Any pointers, especially explicit ones for a dummy would really be
appreciated.

Regards
Glyn
--- Glyn Astill <glynastill@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> 
> Thanks for all the replies, I've only just acquired the qube and I
> want to get the basics up and running pretty quick.
> 
> I've done the install with the 3.99 CD and all seemed to go okay,
> so
> now I've just got to set it all up. I really didn't have too much
> time to look at it after I did the install but I did rlogin and do
> "man afterinstall" but it said no manual was found.
> 
> I've found a few guides etc around (I'm not being lazy honest!) but
> if people could post their links to any reading material they have
> I'd appreciate it. I don't intend it do go under any heavy load but
> what I really want to do it stick apache,php&mysql on it and also
> samba. If poss a mail server too (can I use xmail?).
> 
> Is there anything I can do to get the lcd to do more than display
> the
> IP of eth0? Getting the buttons going would be nice; I'm prepared
> to
> be quite adventurous here.
> 
> Any other web based management utils out there? 
> 
> Cheers
> Glyn
> --- John Margaritis <john.margaritis@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > > I read somewhere that webmin causes the Qube to almost grind to
> a
> > > halt. Would anyone here care to comment on this?
> > 
> > 'Twas I, 'Twas I Pete.
> > 
> > I didn't have much RAM in it then (only 16 MB), but the Qube was
> > choking big
> > time when the webmin server was running.  It's a pig!  I even
> > loaded the
> > 'minimal' version and it was still bad.  Even if you plan to max
> > out your
> > Qube to 256 MB of RAM, I still wouldn't recommend installing
> Webmin
> > on it...
> > 
> > 
> > ...especially if you want to load a different theme (skin) that
> > won't
> > entirely disgrace your eyes (the default Webmin GUI looks like
> > poo).  Put
> > webmin on a P3 Linux server or something similar, but forget
> about
> > it on the
> > Qube2.
> > 
> > Also Glyn, Webmin was designed primarily for Linux and though it
> > does its
> > best to guess NetBSD file/directory resources, it's just not that
> > good at
> > it.  I'm sure this is fixable with command-line edits of the
> > appropriate
> > Webmin config files, but I don't see much point.  The author says
> > it works
> > best on Red Hat Linux and Sun OS.
> > 
> > Because I'm a UNIX newbie, I installed Webmin right after fresh
> > install of
> > NetBSD 2.0 (a while back) out of fear that I wouldn't be able to
> do
> > anything
> > on my server without a GUI, but... it turns out after learning
> > mostly from
> > Pete's Terraqube website (and, of course, from the folks on the
> > NetBSD
> > cobalt list) that NetBSD's command line really isn't too bad.  I
> > would never
> > consider putting the Qube through such terrible horrors ever,
> ever
> > again; I
> > even promised it I wouldn't.
> > 
> > Check this out... a Mac mini 'server' with Webmin:
> > http://nerdvittles.com/index.php?p=29
> > 
> > This article cautions against keeping the Webmin server running
> > unless you
> > have 1 GB of RAM!!  And keep in mind that's on a G4 Mac;
> technology
> > that is
> > seven years newer and with ~ 6 X the cpu frequency of the Qube2
> > (250 MHz).
> > 
> > Webmin is very resource hungry, if you do go through with this,
> > have
> > patience and go strong friend, go strong.
> > 
> > 
> > John
> > 
> > 
> > On 8/5/06, Pete Rushmere <pete@rushmere.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > At 19:57 04/08/2006, Justin Newcomer wrote:
> > >
> > > >However, there are web interfaces for configuring a server,
> such
> > as
> > > >webmin, which can be installed if you install from the 3.99
> > restore
> > > >cd.
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >          I read somewhere that webmin causes the Qube to almost
> > grind to a
> > > halt. Would anyone here care to comment on this?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Pete.
> > >
> > 
> 
> 
> 
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