Subject: NetBSD on a G4 400 (AGP)
To: None <>
From: Emmanuel. M. Decarie <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 05/28/2002 16:49:04

I'm a big fan of the BSDs. I'm actually running FreeBSD 4.2 on a test 
machine on my LAN and run OS X on my workstation.

I'm trying to evaluate the following for a G4 400 (AGP) that I want 
to use as a server that can scale up to 100,000 hits/day.

I have the choice to either run it with NetBSD, OS X (but not OS X 
Server) or Darwin.

- Will I get more stability/performance if I install NetBSD than OS X?

- On the, I see that some people have some problems 
installing some Apache Perl modules like Apache::Cookie on OS X (see 
the post below). Is NetBSD regarding Perl, MySQL, the Perl DBI 
module, the Perl Apache modules working well? I don't want to move 
from one OS to another to faces compatibility problems.

- I know that its hard to evaluate, and depends on a lot of factors, 
but is a G4 400 with NetBSD on it is comparable to say a PIII 800 Mhz?

=46undamentally, I rather use NetBSD because it seems more mature as a 
server than OS X. I don't need any graphical UI for this server.



=C0 (At) 23:23 -0700 23/04/02, David Wheeler =E9crivait (wrote) :
>Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 23:23:36 -0700
>Subject: Re: CPAN shell error with DELETE key
>From: David Wheeler <>
>To: "Ward W. Vuillemot" <>,
>	<>
>On 4/23/02 11:05 PM, "Ward W. Vuillemot" <> claimed:
>>  P.S.  Any status update with default Perl and Apache::Cookie (libareq)? =
>>  tried the suggestion from Joe S. without any success.  Anywhere I have a
>>  "use Apache::Cookie" the module will not load.  E.g., I have a startup.p=
>>  file I use to load common modules in memory at the startup of Apache. .
>>  ..commenting out the "use Apache::Cookie" gets it to start.  Of course, =
>>  mod_perl apps require the mod, so without it quite a moot accomplishment=
>>  As it were.
>I don't know what the status is, but if you  need to use libapreq, you can
>use the experimental version with the experimental version of Apache that
>you'll find here:
>I also wrote up a how-to on getting this version of Apache going with
>David Wheeler                                     AIM: dwTheory
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>                      Yahoo!: dew7e
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