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Glenn Steen glenn.steen at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 3 11:57:28 GMT 2005

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On 03/12/05, Jim Holland <mailscanner at> wrote:
> Hi
> On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Scott Silva wrote:
> > Is there a particular reason you need to run such an OLD distro?
> > Patches for 7.1 are probably non-existent by now.
> > And the perl version might start limiting you to newer versions of
> > MailScanner and spamassassin.
> Just a little slow to upgrade.  I have been trying out RHEL clones as well
> as Fedora Core 4, but they all had display problems affecting text mode
> operation - apparently a known issue that Red Hat does not intend to fix.
> See
> That was a great discouragement, as I have no intention of running a
> server in GUI mode - I like the control I get using Midnight Commander as
> my interface in text mode.  Recently I have tried out Debian, and not only
> does it solve the display problems I had but also has other features that
> I like much more than Red Hat - especially its intelligent package
> management.  So once I get the hang of that I will be upgrading to Debian
> Sarge.
> Regards
> Jim Holland
> System Administrator
> MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service
Mandriva with urpmi, or some of the HREL thingies (CentOS etc) with
yum, should be as simple/powerful as Debian with apt...

I can vouch that Mdv (with a vga fb mode, sure) running mc will look
as nice (and readable) as is possible for it... I'm rather severely
color-blind, so good readable colors are _very_ important... And the
timetested colors of Norton/Midnight commander does give that:-).

-- Glenn
email: glenn < dot > steen < at > gmail < dot > com
work: glenn < dot > steen < at > ap1 < dot > se

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