New Tobin Paradigm wrote: ↑
So I have to ask.. What does this have to do with anything? If you want to run Pale Moon, why don't you run it on a supported operating system? If you want to persist in your course and do this bsd to linux chroot to debian package.. Why do you expect to be able to ask for help on this extreme edge case at best and unwise and unsupported configuration at worst?
Y'know, I can see where you're coming from. I would hazard a guess that in your
position, you probably have your hands full enough as it is with trying to get builds of Palemoon to behave themselves in mainline, supported systems, never mind trying to cope with requests about totally unorthodox ways of doing things.
I have every respect for folks like yourself. I've often wished I could do what some people seem to do effortlessly.....to whom coding comes as naturally as breathing. It's a skill of which I'm envious
Personally, I posted a response in this thread for the simple reason that I've been doing something similar in recent months, and thought recounting some of my own experiences might help the OP.
I don't use my systems for work. Never been in that sort of position. Being three parts retired, my boxes are purely a hobby for me.....and I've always been one of these daft buggers who likes exploring unusual ways of doing things, on obsolete hardware and with unsupported OSs. It's a laugh, for me.....and I've long been considered something of an 'oddball' by my contemporaries. (Couldn't care less..!) The difference perhaps being that I know
full well that any 'official' organization/support forums wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. That's fine by me; I don't 'expect' it.. 99 times out of 100, I sort my own problems out anyway. I've been messing around with these black magic boxes for so many years, on & off, that I can almost always re-use/modify methods that worked, with similar results, to similar problems/scenarios in years gone by.
Experience does count for something
in many of these cases. Anyway, I've never yet come across a forum (any
forum - and I've belonged to so many fora/bulletin boards over the last 3 ½ decades that I've lost count) where people can't simply chat and ask questions, even if it is
You will never, ever
- no matter how hard you try, or how draconian your methods - keep any
forum 100% 'on-topic', human nature being what it is. You have to give people some leeway! Anyway; why would you want
to? That gets boring....fast. I think If I did something 'for a living', the last thing I would want to do is to constantly keep discussing it.
Me and thee are obviously wired-up differently....
I'm always happy to pass on the benefits of decades of experience, on many and varied systems, to less-informed individuals. And who knows; in years to come, some of your forum members may themselves come to contribute, in a more concrete way, to the success of the Palemoon Project. It's worth bearing in mind.