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

Kevin Anderson list-server at myrealbox.com
Fri Nov 19 10:06:58 PST 2004

On Thursday 18 November 2004 12:57, Ian Bruseker wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 12:34:01 -0700, Jason Louie <jason.k.louie at gmail.com> 
> > Now I;m not saying I don't like getting my hands dirty, its like
> > building your own coffee table,) it will take longer to make but the
> > end result is so much more satisfying.  What I am saying is that for
> > something simple the process took way too long and comparing the
> > compiling time required to get system up with the uptime provided with
> > a prepackaged distro, I took the prepackaged distro.  As the cliche
> > goes time is money and a month to get a simple webserver running was
> > too much time for me.
> I had a really long reply to Neils' "patience of a saint" comment, but
> over lunch everyone else replied and voiced all the thoughts I had, so
> no need to rehash it.  I came to a similar conclusion as the coffee
> table, but my analogy was a bonzai tree.  Long time to get it right,
> but think of everything you learned along the way.  :-)
> You're right, Gentoo might not be the best for a system you need up
> right now (though if it's that critical, you probably dropped some
> cash into hardware, so compile times shouldn't be as big an argument),
> but for me, this is all about the learning experience and getting my
> hands dirty.  It's my home system (and not the only computer I own, so
> it's not like I've lost all computer use while waiting for it to
> finish), so I'm taking the time to grow my tree and see where it takes
> me.

And if you use knoppix to install from, rather than Gentoo minimal install cd, 
you'd have a fully finctional system for the whole time anyway.


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