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Old 07-23-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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Any linux distros like gentoo?


What i am looking for is a linux distro with the ease of installation and updates like gentoo. I really like th eemerge system but I can never get gentoo to work...
 
Old 07-23-2004, 08:43 PM   #2
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debian?

use MEPIS, its based on debian and its a breeze to install.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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I heard about it I was thinkign about that. So its not to hard to install?
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:05 PM   #4
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If gentoo was easy for you to install debian will be a walk in heaven!Also it is hard to beat Slackware!

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Old 07-23-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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Slackware sounds interesting. Does it have a system like emerge?
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:47 PM   #6
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I don't think slackware has a portage system. I have heard good things about Debian's apt-get though.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:50 PM   #7
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I've successfully integrated Gentoo Portage into my Slackware box and it works like a charm, there's a thread in Gentoo forums on how to do it.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:52 PM   #8
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hmmmm now Im really interested in slackware...if I could as you say intergratee the portage system into it.....well then I think that will keep e pretty happy....
 
Old 07-23-2004, 11:21 PM   #9
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there is also swaret in slackware which is very good
 
Old 07-23-2004, 11:26 PM   #10
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hmmm maybe I should just learn how to use linux lol without relying on emerge....
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:15 AM   #11
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Another possibility could be Navyn OS, homepage here:

http://www.edworak.os1.kappa.pl/inde...avynos&lang=en
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:55 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by stabile007
Slackware sounds interesting. Does it have a system like emerge?
It doesnīt have a package manager that will compile from source, but there are many binary package managers. Although you have to know that slackware wasnīt built to check dependencies so apt-get/emerge propably do that better. Swaret and slapt-get are both good imo. Swaret has more features (and manages dependencies better too I think) but slapt-get is faster. If you have used apt-get before, slapt-get tries to clone it as closely as possible. Swaret is propably getting a --compile option in the next release btw, which can, well, compile packages Donīt expect anything as comprehensive as emerge though.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 08:14 AM   #13
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Originally posted by stabile007
I heard about it I was thinkign about that. So its not to hard to install?
unless you call 5 clicks and a 15 minute wait hard, then no.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 02:27 PM   #14
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emerde

emerde is a port of emerge for slackware. It is just like gentoo's, infact, it uses the same exact files. However, some ppl seem to have problems with it realizing other installed software. i.e if you where to type emerde mozilla, it would bring up a whole list of dependencies like X11 gtk and stuff you already have installed, but i have never had such a problem
 
  


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