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Old 03-08-2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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Question Whats the differnce between gentoo linux and lfs


Hi,

Can anyone provide me details about difference between Lfs and Gentoo linux

i think gentoo also need to compile and not like premade rpms etc stuff

- thanks for your time
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:37 PM   #2
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gentoo has it's own official package management systems and source repositories, it has a moderately manual installation, but once installed acts just like any other other distribution. LFS on the other hand really is just a very long manual without any external assistance. again once installed LFS can run any packagemanagement you wish, but you must suss it all out yourself really. personally i'd say gentoo was closer to the "normal" distro's than it is to LFS.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thank you , Now i got it
 
Old 03-16-2005, 01:30 AM   #4
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thats a different take on what i hear..

I personally don't know gentoo, but I do know a person whos religion is in the penguin. (he probably could, in detail recite Linus's Family and history..)

Anyway, from what I hear from him, Gentoo is like LFS in that it allows complete source install control (with options of how detailed you want: aka package monkey vs source goru) without the hassle of learning and typing of LFS.

I guess this means that Gentoo is an easy LFS?

I hope I didn't repeat anything you've already heard..
 
  


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