Originally Posted by EDDY1
It is quite a learning experience, congrats to you on your accomplishments including gentoo
Thanks for the kind reply. I go back to the SLS and TAMU distribution era ("when men were men and wrote their own device drivers..." as Linus phrased it). While I do often like the pragmatism afforded by the high abstraction level of Ubuntu, CentOS and other prepackaged distros, the sheer joy of rolling it all by hand is indeed thrilling. There's generally some frustration along the way but that which doesn't kill me only makes me more ornery
Gentoo is a nice compromise between between the fully-packaged systems and I sometimes revert to using ebuild
to observe the steps in a more granular fashion than emerge
. That said, the satisfaction that comes from the greater involvement intrinsic to the LFS/BLFS/CLFS/CBLFS approach does take me back to some twenty years ago when Linus unleashed his marvel on the world and we had to leap the hurdles of jump tables when creating shared libraries of the old a.out-based systems.