By Michael W. Lucas
ABSOLUTE OPENBSD is written for skilled UNIX clients who are looking to upload OpenBSD to their repertoire. It assumes an inexpensive wisdom of easy UNIX instructions, layout, and permissions. It's an easy, sensible, and whole consultant to learning this robust and intricate working procedure. The booklet takes readers during the intricacies of the platform, educating them find out how to deal with the procedure with pleasant reasons, heritage info, troubleshooting feedback, and copious examples.
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The OpenBSD community maintains a wide variety of information sources. Some are integrated with OpenBSD itself, such as the man pages. org, maintains others. Still more users and devotees of OpenBSD maintain other websites, mailing lists, and documentation projects. The flood of available information can be overwhelming to experienced users, let alone new users. The goal of this chapter is to take you by the hand and lead you through some of it. OpenBSD Community Support If you have only worked with commercial UNIX before, you might find OpenBSD's support process a little surprising.
Memory (RAM) Memory is good, and the more memory you have the happier you will be. In fact, adding RAM will do more than anything else to accelerate your system. You should have at least 16MB of RAM at a bare minimum, and preferably at least 32. Mind you, if you can get a couple of gigs of RAM in your system, OpenBSD will take full advantage of it. Most weird crashes and unexplainable problems can be traced back to bad memory, so be certain that the memory you are using is good. Memory is the most likely failure point in an old machine.
55 - The PACKAGES file gives instructions for installing precompiled software packages on OpenBSD. We cover this information in more detail in Chapter 13. The PORTS file gives instruction for compiling your own software from the ports collection, also discussed in Chapter 13. The README file gives valuable pointers to information elsewhere on the CD-ROM. While I've made every effort to be complete in this book, if you have any trouble at all always refer to the documentation for the release of OpenBSD you're working with!
Absolute Openbsd Unix For The Practical Paranoid by Michael W. Lucas