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Old 02-07-2014, 06:01 PM   #31
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I recently wiped it off the partition. Gentoo is fun to install, all of the software I use is available, ati proprietary driver works well, It performs admirably. I do not like the package manager at all, I use USE="" mainly from the command line and seem to get everything I want installed. I use slackware as a host system to build Gentoo, as well as use slackware as a host system to build lfs. the portage system seems to want to mimic FreeBSD with the exception of actually working. It is a fun distro, and a great teaching tool, and also teaches me how to avoid installing all of system-d.. unless I want to use gnome.. which I do not.
ATI proprietary driver didn't work here
I am using the open source one

And I am using the desktop profile + setting specific USE flags on /etc/portage/package.use
 
Old 02-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #32
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Also I think that for a production environment, Gentoo is not an option, while Slackware excels.
Couldn't be more wrong. People run Gentoo farms out there, portage binpkg feature makes it extremely easy to use a binhost to provide binary packages to all nodes running on similar hardware, and so on.
Regarding Raspberry Pi you can cross-compile all packages for it in a powerful computer and still have the customization Gentoo is famous for.
Dig into it first, then speak.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 12:12 AM   #33
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I think everyone here should try Gentoo, it is really fun
 
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:48 AM   #34
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I think everyone here should try Gentoo, it is really fun
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ighlight-.html

As far as I remember, back in 2002 there was only a Stage1 install available. Full installation took about a week on a Pentium-II.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:20 AM   #35
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heh, looking at the neighbouring rar/unrar topic, there seems to be some nostalgic mood
 
Old 02-08-2014, 12:58 PM   #36
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When trying out Gentoo do not forget the boost.
 
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:09 PM   #37
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^Love the classic funroll-loops website! They have the link wrong in that thread, though.

http://funroll-loops.info/
 
Old 02-08-2014, 02:01 PM   #38
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Couldn't be more wrong. People run Gentoo farms out there, portage binpkg feature makes it extremely easy to use a binhost to provide binary packages to all nodes running on similar hardware, and so on.
Regarding Raspberry Pi you can cross-compile all packages for it in a powerful computer and still have the customization Gentoo is famous for.
Dig into it first, then speak.
You are surely more versed on Gentoo than I and I certainly would not want to taint the awesome reputation Gentoo has among us Slackers. However I have to admit that I do find the solutions you proposed as esoteric, but then perhaps your scope is much wider than mine.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 02:15 PM   #39
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All gentooers have lots of respect for Slackware, no question about that.
BTW, in case you happen to own a device running Android then you already have Gentoo ... in a way. While Android is advertised as an OS it really is not, it is a bunch of apps running on Linux, built on Gentoo ...
 
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:27 PM   #40
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All gentooers have lots of respect for Slackware, no question about that.
BTW, in case you happen to own a device running Android then you already have Gentoo ... in a way. While Android is advertised as an OS it really is not, it is a bunch of apps running on Linux, built on Gentoo ...
A potential client called me around last Christmas and asked me if I accepted to do some Linux server maintenance on one of his machines, running a few dozen websites. I said sure, of course, what distribution is running on it?

"Gentoo. And I fear the last update is from a few years back."

I've never refused a job offer in such blunt terms.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 03:41 PM   #41
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Earlier I said running Gentoo is not masochistic. Gentoo is a rolling distro, you have to keep it up to date (easy) or you will face major problems (hard). Bringing 2 years old installation up to date is an interesting exercise but it is not for faint of heart. It can be done, yes. But you need to know what you are doing and you have use intermediate versions of software which are no longer available thru portage.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #42
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Currently in the process to migrate from slack to gentoo
Damn, my heart is broken
 
Old 02-08-2014, 04:09 PM   #43
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Currently in the process to migrate from slack to gentoo
Damn, my heart is broken
Don't feel like you have to use just one or the other. They're both great distros. I use Slackware, OpenBSD, and Mac OSX, and I love them all, for different reasons. Just yesterday I tried a live DVD of Antergos, and I'm shocked to say that I actually liked it, Gnome 3 and all!
 
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Don't feel like you have to use just one or the other. They're both great distros. I use Slackware, OpenBSD, and Mac OSX, and I love them all, for different reasons. Just yesterday I tried a live DVD of Antergos, and I'm shocked to say that I actually liked it, Gnome 3 and all!
I can't deal with a dual boot. I always end up using only one of them.
 
Old 02-09-2014, 12:10 AM   #45
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I can't deal with a dual boot. I always end up using only one of them.
The moment a friend asks you to install Linux on his or her computer, you'll probably migrate back from Gentoo to Slackware. ("Hey, you don't mind if I stay at your house a couple days... you know, X.org, Firefox and Libreoffice are quite long to compile...")
 
  


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