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BlueBelt Linux for SGI

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Subject: BlueBelt Linux for SGI
From: Alex deVries <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 21:47:11 -0500 (EST)
I'm just about finished all I can bear for one weekend. I've made one pass
over every single source RPM from RedHat 5.0 with the intention of
finishing off a decent distribution called BlueBelt 5.0 (IceStorm).

There's 452 binary RPMs that qualify as being suitable for SGI; eg. 
SVGALib doesn't make a lot of sense on an Indy.  Of those, I tried
compiling about 410. I have 285 binaries, 50 noarchs and about 75
failures. A lot of those failures are simply because of the order I built
everything in;  eg. I built gpm-devel late in the game, so things like mc
didn't compile. 

Within an hour, you'll be able to see the whole thing at Uploading the packages is going to
take overnight, although there are a lot of them there already. They'll be
in .

Please, if you would like to help me sort out the remaining packages,
please consult the list first.  It'll give some indication if that package
has been successfully converted already. Let me know, and I'll sign the
package as I have the others, and I'll update the WWW page accordingly.  I
put a lot of time into organizing all the packages on the WWW, please use
it as a guide to what needs to be done.

It'll be tempting to mail me and say "Alex, you dork, why didn't you just
install gpm-devel before you did all this?".  Well, now I know. Please
don't be too harsh.

- Alex "praying RH 5.1 won't come out anytime really soon" deVries

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