[cfarm-users] Installing emacs on GCC119/AIX

Jonathan Wakely jwakely.gcc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 17:01:22 CEST 2017

On 11 October 2017 at 15:53, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> On 2017.10.11 at 15:44 +0100, Jonathan Wakely via cfarm-users wrote:
>> On 11 October 2017 at 15:41, CM Graff via cfarm-users
>> <cfarm-users at lists.tetaneutral.net> wrote:
>> > You guys really over-reacted about this.
>> Says the guy who waded into a thread about an OS he never uses,
>> complaining about thousands and thousands of dollars worth of gear
>> made available to anyone, no matter how dumb their attitude.
> I think this is too harsh.
> He has a point after all. AIX is a dying and marginal OS just like
> Solaris.

And I wish Oracle would give us a Solaris machine.

> So having a very powerful machine in the farm, that sits idle
> most of the time because it has very few regular users, feels like a
> waste of resources.

And my point is that if we said "no thanks" to IBM and told them we
don't want it, we aren't going to get something else from them in its

A free AIX server that sits mostly idle is still more useful than no server.

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