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Old 07-31-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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compiling distro from source? general questions


I am almost done building my amd64 system -

Amd64 3000+ venice core
ThermalTake Sonic Tower (fanless cpu cooler)
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
2gb pc400 cl2.5
2x WD 36gb Raptor
80gb 7200rpm IDE
16x NEC 3540a
ThermalTake 480watt PSU
Video card/monitor not yet selected.(thinking 7800gt(x maybe, will be nvidia) and dell 2005fpw)

OK, here is my question...

I am going to have to do some patches and such to my kernel and such. SO, I was thinking, before I actually install it, to possibly dl the distro source and go from there? But I am totally unfamiliar with that process... Do I install from binary, and THEN install from source that I modified? or do i configure all the sources I want, compile it, burn it on dvd and then install it?

Any links and or info is greatly appreciated...

Thanks,
Martin Seidl
 
Old 07-31-2005, 08:47 AM   #2
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oh yeah, I will be using Fedora core 4
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:47 AM   #3
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Depending on how many sources you want to hand-tune/compile, one way or the other might be better.

If it's a few (kernel + a bit more), install the distro binaries, then the few home-built programs from there--preferable the $DISTRO way (for debian, apt-get --help | grep build).

If you want to compile *a lot*, I'd say go for a source-based distro--being meant for (whatever) usually makes it easier to do (whatever). The name Gentoo springs to mind.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 07-31-2005, 02:32 PM   #4
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Howzit

well u can always start with the minimal install which is around 400 Mb and this has almost the bare bones and most of the times u can add to the system what u want instead installing a hole bunch of stuff that u do not need. But if u want something more specific for your system and customized for your system then go for Gentoo Linux.

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