[CLUG] gentoo - dead or alive?
k_oriordan at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 8 10:43:55 IST 2003
Will go with Debian I'd say. It's not for me anyway, it's for a relatively
inexperienced computer user they landed with a sun box running sunos 5 and
CDE or something so he's pretty anxious for something else. Does Debian
allow a network install through a proxy server? (was a real pain in the ass
that redhat wouldn't let me do it).
>From: Daniel O'Regan <daniel.oregan at ucc.ie>
>Reply-To: daniel.oregan at ucc.ie
>To: Kevin O'Riordan <k_oriordan at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [CLUG] gentoo - dead or alive?
>Date: 07 Jul 2003 17:41:32 +0100
>Doh - forgot to mention (even though I'm sure you've already read this)
>gentoo runs faster because it downloads the source, and compiles for
>that specific platform, whereas debian by default pulls down binary
>images compiled to 386, not 686 or k7.
>You can of course set up debian to download the sources package instead
>and compile in situ the same as gentoo
>On Mon, 2003-07-07 at 17:18, Kevin O'Riordan wrote:
> > What's the current story with the Gentoo project? It seems 1.4 has been
> > rc status for ages. Thinking of installing it on a Sun box (from what I
> > tell Gentoo and Debian are the only 2 current distributions available
> > SPARC), but don't want to find support/updates etc. dropped for it
> > afterwards.
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