Subject: Old machines (was Re: Do you like my new NetBSD banner?)
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Date: 01/15/1999 22:53:48
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Subject: Old machines (was Re: Do you like my new NetBSD banner?)
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On Fri, 15 Jan 1999 12:30:58 +0100 (MET)  Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:
> > So, dare I ask why you're still running 1.1 on one box?  <g>
> Historical reasons? ;-)
> Serious, the box is at my parent's place, and "running" isn't the right
> workd... "storing on disk" is better, as the machine's always almost
> switched off.

FWIW, the work end of my home link is still a 1.1 box.  It lives in a
LAN room in a building that I'm not even sure I have access to anymore,
and I'm a little too cowardly to try a remote upgrade...

I can understand the historical argument too - during the recent upgrade
of my home i386 to 1.3.3, I figured out that /usr/lib/
isn't used by anything anymore (but a couple of things still use
/usr/lib/ but couldn't bring myself to remote it :-)  I've
still got a few binaries in /usr/local/bin that are pre-shared libraries
that serve no real purpose but "history" - who uses zmodem any more?