[ILUG] Compiling (was GIMP 2.6 installation)
watty at eircom.net
Fri Dec 12 09:15:16 GMT 2008
Phil Bradley wrote:
> If you really like compiling stuff, you might consider using Gentoo
> Linux. Otherwise, I'd suggest just sticking to whatever binary
> packages are supplied by your distribution.
I've always wondered, if you are a *really* dedicated Gentoo user, how
do you bootstrap? So obviously even Gentoo users install precompiled
packages sometimes :-) It's a bit like where did the 1st Gentoo Penguin
come from? Egg or Penguin?
I've dabbled in Compiler Writing, and compiling your compiler written in
the language it compiles (which implements a new language you just
invented) using your new language is common and makes the Gentoo folks
seem quite sane.
Does anyone actually *like* compiling or is it a just a necessary evil ?
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