Re: [dev] Suckless (*NIX|*BSD) Distribution?

From: Ross Mohn <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:16:27 -0400

+1 on the Gentoo misconception. It's a very flexible, very easy, and
very good distro.


Antoni Grzymala wrote:
> Kris Maglione dixit (2009-06-20, 00:33):
>> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 12:21:54AM -0400, Antony Jepson wrote:
>>> I've been eyeing Crux lately but maybe Gentoo would be a better
>>> choice? If it makes a difference, I currently use Arch.
>> “Gentoo is for ricers.” Stay away from it unless you're the kind of
>> hopeless idealist who doesn't mind waiting hours for simple software
>> installs and days before you have a usable system. If you want
>> simple-stupid, especially if you're BSD-minded, I'd stick with Arch.
> This is a common misconception that dates from years ago. Now the loud
> wannabe Gentoo ricer kids have all died out of boredom or got day jobs
> and Gentoo is happily used in production as a high quality distro with
> great management tools. And easily tunable for light dependencies on
> packages if that's what you need.
> You can get a usable system in an afternoon (autobuild stage3) where the
> installation is basically untarring the base system onto a fs and a
> little configuration of the likes of fstab and such is to be done. Then
> you build some X-tools, compile dwm and off you go.
> I tried migrating my personal laptops to arch, debian and the like and
> always keep getting back to Gentoo. Debian is great, but so much less
> flexible than Gentoo, and Arch is fine when you get to use the basic
> (small) set of packages but venturing beyond that into the AUR is a
> *quality disaster*.
> You may not like Gentoo for other valid reasons, but what you write is
> sweet crap.
> Best,
Received on Sat Jun 20 2009 - 13:16:27 UTC

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