[svlug] Any stories concerning Gentoo?

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Wed Oct 22 12:52:02 PDT 2003

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Kevin J. Anderson wrote:

> ->-----Original Message-----
> ->From: svlug-bounces+lestat=counter-strike.net at lists.svlug.org
> ->[mailto:svlug-bounces+lestat=counter-strike.net at lists.svlug.org]On
> ->Behalf Of Karl Larsen
> ->Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 9:17 AM
> ->To: M. Drew Streib
> ->Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
> ->Subject: Re: [svlug] Any stories concerning Gentoo?
> ->
> ->
> ->On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, M. Drew Streib wrote:
> ->
> ->> On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 07:45:32PM -0700, Ron wrote:
> ->> >  - Tired of playing the [major] upgrade game
> ->>
> ->> That is a very big deal, but is honestly _much_ better handled in Debian
> ->> than in Gentoo.
> ->
> ->	I think your going to be disappointed with Gentoo. It is
> ->interesting but I think Red Hat 9 does have some GUI devices that when
> ->learned are easy to use and not a problem, and I get for free a lot of
> ->good engineering with Red Hat.
> ->
> ->	Red Hat loads in a couple of hours. If it takes several days to
> ->load Gentoo, that means you at least know a lot about it! For a desktop
> ->user Red Hat wins hands down.
> thats also not true, as with the 1.4 release of gentoo, you have the option
> to install gentoo completely with out needing an internet connection or
> compiling packages once you download the isos... I did a stage3 install the
> other day, in about 30 minutes.  that included the time it took me to
> compile the kernel, but there is even a package kernel option.

	Kev, I have never loaded Gentoo and was just quoting what 
another SVLUG user said it took them to load some version. Since most 
Linux User Groups still sponsor Install-fests it would seem that even 
the easy to load versions are hard to a new user.

	I'm a lazy old retired EE and have planned to load Debian for 
several years but when I get started there is always a road block of 
some sort. And I just go to www.cheapbytes.com and buy the latest Red 

> kev
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