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linux999 08-15-2012 03:58 PM

Which distro takes longer to build gentoo or LFS
 
what's up,

Has anyone ever built both of these distros and know which one takes longer to built.

torchnw 08-15-2012 04:32 PM

LFS. You build everything from scratch ( hence the name Linux From Scratch )

linux999 08-15-2012 04:47 PM

thanks. I guess I try gentoo first on a spare computer.

Knightron 08-15-2012 07:50 PM

I've got a question in relevance to this. If you're building LFS, what if you build rpm or dpkg, and then yum/zipper or apt. Would that make a potential shortcut?

Roken 08-16-2012 02:21 AM

With LFS you don'r have the benefit of repositories to find software. Apart from a few sources hosted by LFS, you have to find sources for everything yourself. With Gentoo you have their repositories which helps simplify things.

LFS is great for learning, and a wonderful exercise, though, certainly for me, just keeping the system up to date became a full time job. If you are building a system that you actually want to use, go for Gentoo.

That's not to say LFS can't be used as a day to day system (many people do), but I found it too demanding on my time for that.


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