[Ilugc] Gentoo Advantages?
sridharinfinity at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 12:06:37 IST 2004
On Sun, 4 Jul 2004 01:21:35 -0500, Suriya Narayanan M S
<suriya at cs.utexas.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 12:33:50PM +0530, Sridhar R wrote:
> > Conditional dependencies are possible only with a ports based system.
> > If a app supports gnome and ncurses frontend for eg., you could get
> > all 3 possibilties with gentoo (using USE flags but same package),
> > where in debian you may need 3 seperate .debs
> So what? By the way, won't there be a common case where 90% of the
> people would use a common frontend? They would just package for that,
> and provide alternatives to the others.
Nothing. Gentoo is all about choice. Being a developer I am very
much addicted to Gentoo rather than Debian.
> I installed gentoo in my friend's box, but then moved back to Debian
> within the day. I don't really get the point as to why this is so badly
If you're comfortable with Debian stay with it. That doesn't mean
that you shouldn't defer gentoo installtion.
For me it took 2 or 3 installations to get going with Gentoo (before
getting a decent Internet connection). But debian didn't satisfy me
after many installtions (in fact I had a lot of interest in debian)
Sridhar - http://www.cs.annauniv.edu/~rsridhar
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