Philip Reynolds <phil at redbrick.dcu.ie> wrote:
> The Gentoo team are definately heading in the right direction, but I
> would be very suss about their actual technical ability. Last
> summer, I was thinking about getting involved with their project,
> however I changed my mind after a few discussions with a few people
> on their development team.
>> Is their package management utility still a bunch of shell scripts?
> I have to say I was definately surprised to hear other people
> talking about the distribution.
Have you ever wanted to have the BSD ports but running the Linux kernel or wanted to compile all your binaries with say -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 or -ffast-math ? Emerge the package management system I found was and is quite tastely... is so far as package management can be... boggle.
Honestly I much prefare this distrobution to every other Linux distro I have used.
Mandrake, SuSE, TurboLinux,Debian, Small Linux, bar Slackware.
Still I find it interesting people would think that simply emerging to a different version of a package would be less secure than any other distrobution.
As far as I know, now feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but all the other major distrobutions like 'Red Hat' which people on this list seem fond of have the zlib exploit present do they not? Neither of my Gentoo installs suffer from this problem as far as I know and even if they did all I would have to do would be to emerge to the latest versions from the gentoo binary (or) source repository... which is similar I guess to using apt-get in debian, except having used both I find that emerge actually works! Though this could be a troll.
[Feel free to use this space for distro war].
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