Re: [dev] which minimal os

From: Robert Ransom <>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:44:36 -0800

On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:28:15 -0500
Kurt H Maier <> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 6:57 PM, Antoni Grzymala <> wrote:
> > Gentoo has a good balance in not being overengineered like Debian
> > (dpkg-reconfigure and all that hell)
> bullshit, just look at emerge
> look at it

No, emerge is under-engineered. The one time I tried to set up a
Gentoo-based system (more precisely, Funtoo), I started by installing
some smaller packages that I knew I would need, and then a package that
I tried to install later required that I reinstall an earlier package
with different USE flags. I don't enjoy building packages quite that

USE flags make Gentoo's package system so complex that you need CML2
(<>) to build a system with it.
Unfortunately, emerge doesn't seem to come with CML2.

Robert Ransom

Received on Thu Feb 17 2011 - 01:44:36 CET

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