EPIA fun

Well, as for replacing my current fileserver (which I seriously need to consider replacing), I’ll just pick up these things:

  • 3WARE 9550SXU-8LP (that’s 399,00€) plus riser card
  • VIA EPIA EK 8000EG (that’s 201,69€)
  • Kingston ValueRAM DIMM 1 GB DDR-400 (that’s 57,00€)
  • 4x Seagate ST31000340NS (that’s 279,00€ each – making a subtotal of 1.116,00€)

So after browsing some more for a replacement for my current fileserver, I’d like to share the latest stages with you people. Thanks to Mike (who mentioned that binutils-2.18* already does the LDFLAGS=”-Wl,-z,relro” part) I replaced it with “-Wl,-O1”. Same old place, there’s fresh stages … (and thanks again to Mike, with working util-linux-2.13-r2).

I also tried getting a Gentoo/Hardened stage for PowerPC working, but that fails as due to >glibc-2.3 needing =gcc-4*. Though luck ….

Oh, yeah. If anyone is looking for the specs, they are in my overlay.

Can’t find sheep^Hsleep

Ok, so I ended up lying in bed for two hours, so I stood back up and searched for some stuff that floated my mind. The end result seems to be the following:

  1. VIA EPIA SN10000EG (199,30€)
  2. 2x Kingston ValueRAM SO-DIMM 2GB PC2-5300U CL5 (DDR2-667) (each 31,31€)
  3. Club 3D GeForce 7300 GT, 256MB DDR2, 2x DVI, TV-out, PCIe (CGNX-HG736) (55,00€) — still need to find a riser card
  4. Transcend SSD/IDE 8GB (169,00€)
  5. 2x Samsung SyncMaster 204B, 20.1″, 1600×1200, VGA, DVI (LS20BRDBSQ) (each 309,00€)

I still need to find a fitting power supply, but I’ll leave that for tomorrow. The above leads me with about 520,00€ for the “PC” and 680€ for the TFT’s (as I don’t have any). And that’ll give me a full silent (as in not a single moving part), quiet workstation for my desk.

Another thing I went looking, was the at the “Unquoted value” stuff repoman started printing. Thanks to GNi (and solar) I was able to compute a rather looooooong list quite fast …

For my own remembrance, here’s the (combined) command I used:

The *real* original (from history):

Oh, may come in handy too:

  • repoman-full-20080107.log (2,1M) as well as
  • repoman-quoting-20080107.log (1,4M)