[dev] Distribution

From: Jonathan Slark <jonathan.slark_AT_talktalk.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:41:01 +0000

I was wondering what distros people use on this mailing list? I've
tried a lot and I'm not happy with any of them. All I need is a
toolchain/dev utils with minimal X install. I would then compile all
the apps/dwm myself and install using the package manager.

Arch Linux comes pretty close but some things about it bug me. They use
some pre-release stuff such as the X-server by default. Most of the
PKGBUILDs use fakeroot for the whole build and the fakeroot docs say you
should only use it for the make install.

Crux is even simpler than Arch but it's setup for compiling as root, ugh.

I have done an LFS/DIY build but then I had a look at the Xorg website:
"The best place to get X is from your operating system or distribution

That bugged me a bit but I downloaded the tarball for the server
expecting to find some compilation instructions... it doesn't even have

I guess Xorg don't expect mere mortals such as myself to attempt to
compile it.

Any suggestions?
Received on Mon Jan 18 2010 - 22:41:01 UTC

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