Re: [dev] [9buntu] first attempt -bashing needed

From: Troels Henriksen <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 17:58:55 +0200

Kris Maglione <> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 09:09:08AM +0200, Jens Staal wrote:
>>Hi all.
>>While waiting for to be finnished, I started playing around with a
>>custom ubuntu build that uses plan9port as default user interface on as many
>>levels possible (inspired by some e-mails from Anselm that were lying around
>>on the web). I am basically a total layman on this and I have sort of leant
>>as I went along when I built this... so there are probably a few completely
>>useless configuration setting changes made.
> I'm more than a little surprised that you'd start with such an
> overgrown, hulking Goliath of a system such as Ubuntu. I think it says
> enough that it has aptitude, apt-get, apt-cache, dpkg, dpkg-*,
> dselect, debhelper, and devscripts, just to make a start. Then you
> have such abominations as Sys-V init to contend with, and the maze of
> tangled configuration schemes. I would have started with a simpler
> system like Arch or GoboLinux, or even a BSD. Or if I were feeling a
> bit sadistic, Gentoo, Source Mage, or Slackware. Debian, though... I'm
> not that sadistic.

Why not Linux from Scratch? Or even Glendix...

(Slackware is probably the best realistic bet, due to the simplicity.)

\  Troels
/\ Henriksen
Received on Fri Jul 30 2010 - 17:58:55 CEST

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