[ILUG] Suggestions for best 64 bit Linux distro?
paul.biggar at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 21:53:14 IST 2005
On 6/28/05, Simon Kenyon <simon at koala.ie> wrote:
> gentoo is the only distribution that i have found which doesn't subject the
> user to dependency hell while allowing them o remain current. i've only come
> unstuck once and a bit of googling soon fixed that.
In gentoo, packages are going to fail. You can't get around the fact
that they simply are not as well tested as either ubuntu or debian.
Your copy of a package is really your own. It might never have been
tested with your exact combination of CFLAGS and USE flags. And since
it's bleeding edge, this is all the more likely. And if you unmask
anything, even more likely. With debian and ubuntu, everyone gets the
same. And while you you might cherich your individuality, I like the
fact that things work.
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