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Old 09-11-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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Non rolling release source based distros?


I've used worked with gentoo for a little while but I kind of get annoyed by the rolling release. It seems that I need to emerge something every week. So I was wondering if there was a source based distro that had a dated release of stable packages, kind of like ubuntu. The primary use of this distro will be for my latitude 2100 net-book with touchscreen and an atom processor, so it will need to have a fairly new kernel. Also, I love the way gentoo is built from scratch. It allows for a very clean system. I would be happy with either linux or bsd based system. Thank you all for your help.

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Also, since it is this is a notebook, I would like to be able to compile through a nfs network so i can use the resources from another system.

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Old 09-11-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxfromscratch.org
http://kevux.org

This latter started as a uclibc based lfs, but has moved in a different direction. The snag of this route is that if a package is cracked or a security hole found, you can have a lot of work to do.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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www.sourcemage.org
 
Old 09-11-2010, 09:45 PM   #4
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I would much prefer a rolling release distro myself, which is why I go with Linux Mint Debian, as a distro with freezes in the dev process basically kills each previous release and I hate having to upgrade to development releases every time I want bleeding-edge packages.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 08:14 AM   #5
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You might want to look at Slackware since you have used gentoo it will be a very easy distro to install and is very up to date.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 08:28 AM   #6
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sourcemage is cool, but you must use an outside kernel as their default one is like 2.6.2something
older
they encourage an outside kernel too anyway

theres also Lunar Linux
http://www.lunar-linux.org/

both sourcemage and lunar are loosely based off sorcerer linux
http://sorcerer.silverice.org/

dont know if its source based but turtle kevux looks cool
http://kevux.org/turtle/about.html
 
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sourcemage is cool, but you must use an outside kernel as their default one is like 2.6.2 something older
they encourage an outside kernel too anyway
I think this info could be a little out dated as I did an update a couple of weeks ago and it was 2.6.35+
 
Old 09-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #8
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Crux Linux is pretty interesting to try!
 
Old 10-10-2010, 12:17 PM   #9
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Sorry to be replying soooooooooooo late, I've been pretty busy with college and other things. I have today for free time so I'll try to mess with some of these. As a note, the reason I'm not using a rolling release is because this is for my netbook. I do not want to spend every weekend or even every other weekend updating a system that takes a day to do so. Also, I'm kinda afraid to mess with Slackware because I've become so used to my system managing the dependences for me (but I will likely try it soon for fun.) I have two desktops that I like to play around on so this system is not something I want to mess with much once its setup.

Again, thanks for all your replies and sorry for responding so late.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 01:40 PM   #10
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Hello bowbalitic,

I'm using Gentoo as well. If your netbook isn't the only computer you're using, what about using distcc when compiling updates for the netbook? This would make the process of updating very fast.
http://docs.huihoo.com/gentoo/resour...ng/distcc.html

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Old 10-11-2010, 02:38 AM   #11
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dont know if its source based but turtle kevux looks cool
http://kevux.org/turtle/about.html
Turtle started as lfs based, so it is source based at some level.It is the lesser known uclibc based lfs off on a tangent, but good for servers as hardly any hack script will find whet it knows is there. Turtle linux also has reasonable multimedia, no wine (Limits of uclibc) but is not good to learn linux on, as it's unique.
 
Old 10-11-2010, 03:03 AM   #12
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+1 for Slackware for the ability to configure the system and for the freedom it gives.
Don't be afraid about the depedencies: you just need to read the logs and error messages to find out what is missing. If you can set up a Gentoo system, Slack should not be difficult for you.
 
  


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