[ILUG] What the difference...
11811 at eircom.net
Fri Feb 10 15:34:27 GMT 2006
>Kevin Philp wrote:
>>Without fanning the flames of distro wars too much.
>>I have used Gentoo for some time at home. Its a long process to install (allow
>>a whole weekend), its not difficult and doesn't take much of your time its
>>just the compilation of KDE is long but when its installed its a doddle to
>>upgrade. Gentoo does not have releases like other distro's, it just
>>continually upgrades packages in portage. With other distro's you will get to
>>a point where you need to upgrade to a newer release. So the upgrade cycle is
>>continuous rather than security/bug fixes followed by occasional big
I used this distro once, where it was fairly easy to install, wasn't
difficult to use but ended up taking loads of your time. It was a doddle
to upgrade, but whenever you did, you had to throw out all of your
software. It continually updated patches but every time it did, it need
a new patch to fix all the problems the latest patch caused. It doesn't
have releases like other distro's either and because of the problems
with patches they released a pack with all of them in and then when you
install that it generally doesn't boot ever again. _And_ I couldn't find
the source....oh wait a minute...
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