On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Nils Olofsson wrote:
>> > > See, the kind of people who use gentoo are, at a guess, the same kind
> > > of people who do silly things like 'rpm -i --force --nodeps XYZ.rpm'.
>> > Thats Bullshit, plain and simple.
>> Well, doing the above is reason #1 for people concluding rpm is crap.
>> (Personally, I think rpm should make it difficult to do the above).
>> > I've never complained that RPM is crap..so your proved wrong, And Gentoo is
> > more than Compiler flags/packages.
>> Well, I went to gentoo.org, clicked on 'About Gentoo' and got:
>>http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/about.xml>> "He discovered lots of up-to-date packages that could be auto-built using the
> optimization settings and build-time functionality that *he* wanted, rather
> than what some distro creator thought would be best for him".
>> So I guess you should take it up with the Gentoo people.. cause that's
> certainly a major aspect of how Gentoo is advertised.
>> As for vast numbers of packages, Debian has that already anyway (and Fedora
> isn't too bad once you add Dag/RF/NewRPMs/bravegnuworld to your sources).
>> BTW: Couple of my machines are quite slow (pentium or P-II class machines), I
> guess Gentoo's super-optimised custom software approach is exactly what I need
> to speed them up, right? How long will it take to install Gentoo on a Pentium
> 233MMX would you know (and time each week to keep it up to date). Or would
> there be any way to compile binary packages on a fast machine, for installing
> on the slow ones?
Check out a stage 3 install with emerge's --usepkg
> FC4 installed in about an hour on that machine btw.
Not really bothered replying to any of the rest. If people can't do their
own research before starting to put something down it says enough really.
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Customer: "No, that looked like documentation so I threw it away."
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