[cfarm-users] Installing emacs on GCC119/AIX

Toebs Douglass toby at winterflaw.net
Wed Oct 11 17:07:49 CEST 2017

On 11/10/17 15:53, Markus Trippelsdorf via cfarm-users 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. 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.

But it was provided for free by IBM, that is right?

It can't be said to be a waste, because it is not wholly belonging to 
the compile farm; it is provided with certain conditions attached, that 
it runs AIX.  That's why it's given, I think?

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