tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3803541356848955053.post2570305192916720459..comments2016-03-11T16:49:24.265-08:00Comments on YJL: Thoughts from a two-day-old Gentoo newbieYu-Jie Linhttps://plus.google.com/115422682039760465813noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3803541356848955053.post-19574454144296699302009-04-19T04:01:00.000-07:002009-04-19T04:01:00.000-07:00Hey, not to rain on your parade, but I&#39;ll prop...Hey, not to rain on your parade, but I&#39;ll propose a different view to all this.<br>I have been using Gentoo for 8-9 months, have been quite active at IRC, and thought it&#39;s the best Linux distribution. Well, I think it still is the best Linux distro on paper - extensive customisation, very good docs, pretty good support.<br>What made me go away though, were just small annoying things, like, developers not testing packages properly with all USE flags and moving them to stable, breaking your system, while not willing to admit mistake; gentoo-wiki being shut down (I know the reasons behind it are solid, but it&#39;s a loss still); waiting few hours for recompilation of system, endless revdep-rebuilds, etc.<br>I have to say, with all this USEflags, profiles, difficult to understand (and write) ebuilds/eclasses, various overlays and laymans, Gentoo is not really that KISS...<br><br>«sudo USE=&#39;tiff&#39; emerge gimp»<br>Way to break your system. There are supposed to be some files in /etc/portage/, where you put per-package USEflags - this is needed, because when you just emerge something with USEflag on commandline, it doesn&#39;t get &quot;remembered&quot; and on next rebuild you are going to lose your tiff functionality ;)<br><br>While I learned the most about GNU-linux in the time I was using Gentoo, I am not using it anymore. It&#39;s great learning resource, and you probably won&#39;t have problems understanding how the system works now, but if you ever feel like 48 hours of time for system reinstall is too much, just drop by #archlinux, we could help you to get roughly as slim system (i686/x86_64) on your pc within 20 minutes.Peter Khttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17623333798549809071noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3803541356848955053.post-62392299975250236002009-04-18T19:24:00.000-07:002009-04-18T19:24:00.000-07:00Gentoo is great for those proficient enough to bui...Gentoo is great for those proficient enough to build it. For a two day old newbie that&#39;s pretty remarkable. Once you have Gentoo built it&#39;s dam solid and the community support is the best and most knowledgable of any distro.linuxtidbitshttp://linuxtidbits.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.com