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

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Fri Nov 19 09:59:07 PST 2004

I saw the machine that Jason was trying his first install on.  I'm not 
surprised it took a long while.... <grins>

I think we "Gentoo-ers" need to be a little careful when dealing with people 
who are having problems installing.  I don't say this because of any comments 
made, but rather one that hasn't been yet...  It might be me, but I am 
convinced that you do not really succeed with Gentoo until your third or 
fourth install of it.  If you already have a "low-level" background to 
understand all the configs, then this may not be true, but for the rest of us 
it'll take that many tries until you start to fully understand the system and 
learn what NOT to do.

Where possible, I prefer to do a stage 1 install, but in a pinch I'll do a 
stage 3, then emerge world after I have the core requirements for the server 
in place.  Even then, a stage 3 install still takes me roughly a day to do 
(on PII-400's, without distcc, and without using the LiveCD kernel).

My thoughts...


On Friday 19 November 2004 10:37, Nick W wrote:
> What? I had an operational web server in 5 days on a P166/64MB RAM. This
> was in like 2 hrs the first day and an hour MAX after that each day after
> to emerge packages and configure the system. I did the same on a P2-266 in
> 2 days using distcc [had my P4-2GHz laptop helping]. I bet I could get it
> running on a 486-33 in under a month...in fact I might do that just to see.

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