Subject Re: [firebird-support] FB 1.5.1 on Linux Mandrake 10, NTPL or the other ?
Author Olivier Mascia
Hello and thanks Helen,

Mon, 02 Aug 2004 21:42:40 +1000, Helen Borrie <helebor@...> wrote:

HB> You're talking about "ultra-new" + "ultra-new" here. Try googling
HB> "Mandrake" + "nptl" (NOT NTPL!!)

Yeah! When I start mixing letters in acronyms, I try to be consistent in
my erroneous useage. ;-)

"ultra-new" : well... I asked some people around me about which Linux
distro I should install to get something decent (reasonably easy /
reasonably complete / reasonably not out of date). They suggested me
Mandrake. Went to the website, signed up for a membership, downloaded
the one currently available (v10) without checking if it was old by 15
days or 15 weeks. Nothing nor nobody warned me Mandrake 10 was a beta.
Or very fresh unstable. To my eyes, it doesn't look so at least.

I remember seeing mentions of these NPTL (see, I got it right! :) builds
recently, and before installing any version, wanted to get info from
here. Seems Mandrake 10 has those libraries. So I guess those builds
should be the right ones. But are they really needed to fix critical
deficiencies of the classical builds when run on those NPTL based oses ?
Or are they just an icing sugar not really required ?

This machine with that Mandrake 10 is just for experiments and some
development. Not meant as a workstation or server where security /
stability is required.

HB> Here's a fairly broad, general article, with today's dateline:

Read that, didn't bring much info, as my install of Mandrake itself was
a smooth and rewarding experience. I just stopped before installing FB
in order to go to the 'right' build straight.

Olivier Mascia