[ILUG] Suggestions for best 64 bit Linux distro?
paul at clubi.ie
Thu Jun 23 02:05:20 IST 2005
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:
"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
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?
FC4 installed in about an hour on that machine btw.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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