Re: [dev] Distribution

From: Jacob Todd <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:17:34 +0000

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:41:01PM +0000, Jonathan Slark wrote:
> 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
> vendor."
> 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?
> Jon.
"I heard they made a sport out of gcc, it's called gentoo or something"

I use Gentoo and Plan 9.

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