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

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:04:45 -0400

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 05:58:55PM +0200, Troels Henriksen wrote:
>Kris Maglione <> writes:
>> 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...

LFS is not a Linux distribution, it's an epithet.

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

No. Slackware may be relatively simple, but it's no simpler than
Arch or GoboLinux, and it has, by far, a weaker packaging system
which leads to nothing but headaches.

Kris Maglione
The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that
they die fighting each other, instead of their real enemies back home
in the capitals.
	--Edward Abbey
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