It's a Monday, alright. A little tough getting up this morning -- it was cool and cloudy this morning, compared to last week when it was pretty light out at 6:00 or so.
Anyway, I'm just trying to make our Solaris boxes a little more user-friendly (well, more friendly to me, at least). I just tried compiling vim, thinking it would work better than the system's vi in terms of key handling (arrows, backspace, delete, etc), but it wasn't. *sigh*
It's really annoying that we don't have bash in the same spot on all of our servers, so I can't easily set up accounts to use /bin/bash if bash exists in /usr/local/bin/bash on other systems in the NIS domain. I suppose I should try to change that somehow. I'm really tired of sh.
I'm putting together a list of the software I'd like to put on right away when we get the next Sun box. Things like GNU fileutils. We've been using a lot of packages from Sun Freeware, but they're annoying to use. I'd like to get rpm installed, since it's easier for me to use, and because it's usually very easy to make packages (well, if the .spec files are included in the source tarballs, anyway).
I'd rather just use Linux, but I'll make do with what we've got..Posted by mike at May 21, 2001 01:08 PM | Old Advogato Diary | TrackBack