head 1.3; access; symbols; locks acli:1.3; strict; comment @# @; 1.3 date 98.09.24.20.56.57; author acli; state Exp; branches; next ; desc @How I configured my Netwinder @ 1.3 log @checked in with -k by acli at 1998/11/21 02:33:24 @ text @ Configuring Ambrose's Netwinder

How to get started

I got my replacement NetWinder from CCC a couple of weeks ago. Now the next job is to create a workable environment that will survive a disk image upgrade.

I don't know if anything here would be useful at all. They probably will be of some limited use, but perhaps not.

RCS

The first thing I did is to RCS-control every system file I edit. Hopefully, I will be able to back-patch my edited versions if I need to overwrite my /etc directory during upgrades.

Use the empty partition

The empty partition ought to be used. It seems that the most logical place to mount it is to mount it on /home.

Installing binaries

One of the annoyances of the NetWinder's factory settings is that there is stuff in /usr/local. This is real bad; the stuff should probably be put into /usr/ccc or some such other place. Following my own bad habit, I decided to follow Waterloo's xhier convention and place stuff under /software. In this case, /software would be a symlink into /home because the empty space is in /home. @