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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Binary Distributions
Date Wed, 15 Nov 1995 20:21:37 GMT
> 
> At 10:39 AM 11/14/95 -0800, you wrote:
> >On Sun, 29 Oct 1995, Randy Terbush wrote:
> >> I have taken the liberty to create a set of directories on hyperreal.
> >> 
> >> /export/pub/httpd/dist/binaries
> >>
> >> Under that there is currently sunos_4.1.3, netbsd_1.1 and bsdi_1.1.
> >> In the sunos_4.1.3 directory I have placed modules.c and Makefile.
> >> modules.c should be portable between systems, but I leave it there
> >> just in case.
> >
> >Okay, I added BSDI 2.0, Solaris 2.4, and Irix 5.3.  Those are the 
> >platforms I am willing and able to build for.  The ownerships on those 
> >directories can be a clue as to who is responsible for each binary build.
> 
> I already have 0.8.16 binaries for Linux_aout, and Linux_Elf on 
> ftp.qosina.com.  I am still looking for SCO binaries, there are alot
> of SCO people out there without a development system, and right now
> I don't have access to SCO.

I will provide SCO binaries. I didn't realise there was an urgent requirement,
and I'm a little snowed under right now.

> >
> >> I would like to start some discussion about what the binary releases
> >> should include, and who is responsible for what platform. In theory,
> >> we should just be able to grab a copy of these two files from the
> >> directories above and compile the release.
> >>
> >> IMHO - A binary release should simply be the source release with
> >> compiled binaries in the 'src' directory. This way, if they do make
> >> a change, they should not compile everything before relinking. In
> >> theory, we have known working compiler configs etc....
> >
> >Keeping the .o files around will be a pain - they don't 
> >compress very well.  I would support having everything the same as the 
> >regular distribution, except with a 
> 
> I have to agree with Brian on this one.  If they had a development system
> they would compile it for themselves, us including all the .o and such 
> files doesn't really make a difference. 
> 
> >p.s. - w/r/t the whole performance issue, www.organic.com (which is also 
> >a virtual server for most of our clients) is a 486/50 which yesterday 
> >handled 300444 hits without breaking a sweat.... that Sparc 20 purchase 
> >just keeps getting pushed back further and further in priority :)
> 
> We have a 386DX-40 running Linux with 16 Mb of ram, getting about 
> 16,000 hits per day  ( about 5000 during 12noon-1pm) running apache.
> It's been up and running without a problem for 49 days.  (Running 0.8.15)
> 
> <Aram>
> --
> Aram W. Mirzadeh, MIS Manager, Qosina Corporation
> http://www.qosina.com/~awm/, awm@qosina.com
> Apache httpd server team http://www.apache.org
> 
> 

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