A rather large change took place here over the last day or two: For the first time in a couple of years, no machine in the house is running Crux.
It’s true. I’ve backed up the year-old system on this Pentium and begun transferring everything to Debian.
Why? Partly for a change of pace, but partly because I fell flat four or five times in a row getting Crux 2.7 installed.
A half-dozen non-booting kernels, two or three applications with missing libraries, and I’m a bit weary of trying to keep up with configuration changes.
Of course, the hardware only makes things more complicated. Each attempt needs a swap of the CF card, and each failure requires a swap back.
At this point I’m willing to experiment with something that doesn’t require as much maintenance. Debian is always satisfying, and even if it is a little slower, it should take less effort … and time.
So … where to next?