upgrade from Lubuntu 12 LTS to Lubuntu 14 LTS on the extremely old desktop?

Herminio Hernandez, Jr. herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 00:24:50 UTC 2015


When I build a .deb package from a ppa I just download the source, enter
the directory and run the following, "dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc"
and off it goes! On my 1.42GHz IBook G4 it runs fine, but does take
forever. I am think lower CPU it would be time consuming, but can be done.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Hermino,
> To be honest, compiling a kernel on 450 MHZ machine is kind of daunting
> :)  I built a kernel package on an old Compaq that took over a day to
> complete, that was 900MHZ with a 256MB RAM.
>
> But building a deb for a kernel on Debian is incredibly easy, but does
> require a very long compile process on an old computer.  I am not sure if
> you could do it with qemu/deboostrap/et al on a faster computer... I have
> had some issues doing that sort of thing before...
>
> That said I agree fully.  Compiling is generally extremely easy... unless
> you have to hunt for the depends, which is fairly simple if you know what
> you are doing.
>
> sudo apt-get install build-essential
> make
> sudo make install
>
> creating a debian package is a bit more intensive... though in recent
> versions there is that handy meta-package for it
> ubuntu-dev-tools (IIRC)
> Ubuntu is a super easy platform for development, though.  So nice to sudo
> apt-get install lib*whatever*-dev
>
> You never know Fritz you might find that you like hacking your own
> computer a whole lot :)
>
>
> On 08/09/2015 06:37 PM, Herminio Hernandez, Jr. wrote:
>
> Fritz,
>
> I would strongly encourage you getting down to the command line. It will
> help you so much with Linux on PPC. I think once you get started you will
> see that tasks like applying patches, building .deb files, even compiling a
> kernel are not as daunting as they may sound. You will definitely feel that
> you are more in control of your computing freedom.
>
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On 08/09/2015 04:37 PM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>>
>>> But, this JWM for PPC has been mentioned before, perhaps by the time you
>>> have the time to do that, might be around when all support for 12.04 is
>>> dropped . . . .  It's "hard" to work with a 450 MHz processor these days.
>>>
>> Fritz:
>>
>> I know (thanks to your reporting) that PPC support (or lack of such) is
>> its own 'bag of worms', unfortunately.  I am impressed with your dogged
>> determination in trying to solve the many problems strewn in your path.
>>
>> But at least in the Intel world, I have a 450 megahertz HP Vectra test
>> machine, and it works with Lubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and now (more recently)
>> with Lubuntu 15.04 (15.04 tested-out better than 14.10).
>>
>> It runs my MIDI music tests, including running Qsynth, Qjactctl,
>> Rosegarden, and Java.  It played a demanding MIDI sequence without a single
>> under-run error in qjackctl being reported.
>>
>> That being said, it is a slow machine, that I would not recommend to
>> anyone.  Its best use is probably for me as a minimum-system test machine.
>> But someone could use it, if they were motivated to.
>>
>> --
>> Sincerely,
>> Aere
>>
>>
>
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