[clug-talk] Gentoo 2004.3 is out, and here I am compiling 2004.2

Jason Louie jason.k.louie at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 11:35:35 PST 2004


On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 11:38:23 -0700, Kevin Anderson
<list-server at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 18 November 2004 10:55, Niels Voll wrote:
> > wow - you Gentoo guys have patience fit for a saint !
> 
> Really?  I've moved from Gentoo's distro circa 2001 to their current 2004.3 on
> half a dozen boxes without even being present.  There'an emerge -U world
> command in Cron that keeps them current all the time.
> 
> Gentoo is an ugly, long install.  I'd be the last to argue it.  And most
> gentoo people agree with that.  I know that there is some automated tool to
> simplify it, but I've never tried it.  It can be made FAR faster by using a
> stage 3 install, and faster still by copying the kernel from the bootable CD
> (along with modules) over.  Then you can install X, KDE, etc from binary
> packages.  But I just don't.  It's easy enough to do overnight.
> 
> Once Gentoo is in though, the upgrades are easy.  I only do the install once.
> 
> To pick on RH though, here's a comparison.  If you install RH 8 or 9, how much
> time commitment is there to move to FC3?  With gentoo I remotely type in
> emerge -up world, and it's done for me when I get back.  Keep in mind, you
> need to either go and purchase the CDs, or download them.  And that's time
> too.  Suse is better in that regard, because it's just a 25 meg download.
> It's all in how you look at it.
> 
> Kev.
> 
> 
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