Due to things out of my control, I will have to rebuild my BBS from scratch on Saturday. I'll be switching from Slackware to Devuan Linux for the OS and will be setting up a fresh install of MBSE. I will be copying some stuff from this current install but I will be setting up the messaging system from scratch. I'll be making a few improvements along the way.
I am not expecting to take too long to do this. If it runs later than Sunday, I'll ask Andrew to take over hubbing duties so the mail can keep running.
I have been having a rather serious flare-up of my diabetic neuropathy in my hands for unknown
reasons and it has been hurting a lot to type for the past week. It hasn't been too bad today a
if it continues to stay the same or, what I really hope for, improves, I will get this done.
I appreciate your patience with me on this. An unexpected problem with an unknown cause has cre
into my BBS and I suspect it is because of a combination of experimental code and experimental
updates to the operating system have caused this issue.
I do have a full backup of the current BBS if there are unexpected issues but from what I can see now there shouldn't be any.
This is not how I want to spend my Saturday but this will bring improvements in speed and reliability with my server, both of which are always wanted.
If you have any questions or comments, please netmail me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Too bad to hear about your hands. I hope they get better soon. We want our favourite operator back
in the fray!
Are you running Slackware -current? I rarely see a troublesome Slackware upgrade. Devuan is quite
an ok distribution though. Then, maybe you could take a stab at OpenBSD
Are you running Slackware -current? I rarely see a troublesome Slackware upgrade. Devuan is
an ok distribution though. Then, maybe you could take a stab at OpenBSD :-)
I was running Slackware -current and it broke a lot of things (this was an attempt to fix someth
else that broke). I've always been a fan of Debian though when they switched to systemd, I quit
using it. Devuan is
systemd-free and has so far been functioning quite nicely on my workstation.
I have thought about OpenBSD but quite frankly I am not interested in the learning curve.
Well, Slackware -current is not intended for production :-) Maybe the reason why I don't see
Slackware breackage is precisely that I use -stable more often than not...
even though I don't use it much because I am no longer a hardcore fan of the Debian ecosystem.
that is not made to be portable - OpenBSD has its own libc and its own set of system calls, some of
which are WAY COOL, but require proper porting.
SCREW POLITIZED DISTRIBUTIONS, LONG LIFE INDEPENDENT OPERATING SYSTEMS!
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