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

Andrew Graupe agraupe at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 19 14:39:26 PST 2004


On November 19, 2004 12:44 pm, Nick W wrote:
> > > I might try Gentoo again down the road but only when installs would be
> > > less painful.
> >
> > Just do a stage 3 install.  Stage 1 is overkill in 99% of cases.  That'll
> > cut the install to about 1-2 hours without cutting the learning aspect at
> > all.
>
> but it takes away your bragging rights :D kinda like the whole 'I installed
> Debian' thing...
>
> > Then install xorg, and kde from packages.  (if you need them).
> >
> > You can go back an optimize for your specific machine after it's already
> > up and running by emerging the packages you already have.  Besides, there
> > are better places to find benefits than gentoo's customized for your
> > machine. Don't get me wrong, that's all cool and everything, but the
> > difference is getting smaller all the time.  prelinking KDE
> > ( http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/prelink-howto.xml) makes a bigger
> > difference than any optimization I've ever seen from cflags or anything
> > like that.
>
> Yup. For that matter, ayone ever tried Yoper linux? They claim to rival
> Gentoo's speed by prelinking everything...plus its supposed to have a
> working portage implementation.

I have tried yoper... it is a very nice distro (I didn't use it extensively, 
though).  If it has a working portage implementation, then... it could give 
gentoo a definite run for its money.



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