I don't really use debian, so I won't defend it.. I do use Gentoo and
FreeBSD and both are excellent, not bloated handholding distros for kiddies
who feel proud when they get all of their drivers installed.
Also I think you will find that my gentoo system compiled with -mcpu-k6
-march-k6 -03 -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -malign-jumps-2
-malign-functions=2 -foptimize-register-move -ffast-math -frerun-loop-opt
-frerun-cse-after-loop -ffunction-cse -fpeephole -fomit-frame-pointer
-mfancy-math-387 -malign-loops=2 for 80% + of the binaries on my system will
run significantly faster then for example Mandrake which was p1 optimized
the last time I bothered checking.
But perhaps you are right... perhaps I would get better system performance
from a system not specifically compiled for my cpu with the switches I think
pertinant.... perhaps I should go back to windows in that case.
From: Liam Bedford [mailto:lbedford at lbedford.org]
Sent: 25 June 2002 15:18
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Package dependencies
On Tue, 25 Jun 2002 15:26:24 +0100
"Brian O'Donoghue" <Brian.ODonoghue at kbs.ie> blurted in message
55DA5264CE16D41186F600D0B74D6B091DB076 at KBS01:
> I'll keep detesting them because they are bloatware mostly compiled for
> >=p1 in any case besides being unoptimized, but if it makes you feel good
> >to vent be my guest
>lets just quote a question from the debian lists..
no-one has produced one benchmark that _proves_ that a distro is faster
if you compile it by hand (rather than getting a precompiled version).
Maybe you'd do us the honour?
rpm's dependencies are fine.. just use a front end which understands them.
next thing you'll tell me dpkg sucks because when I try to do
dpkg --install evolution
it tells me I need gtk.
Liam Bedford | Greg: Can't you see you're all alcoholics?
--------------| Guv: Oi. We don't call them that. We call
them fanatical followers of the Ale
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