Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 19:32 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to feature a huge interview with most of the developer team of Arch Linux, including its founder, Judd Vinet. If you are curious about this young and promising Linux distribution, dig in for more!
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
ABS
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Mar 2005 21:19 UTC

a simple visit on the ArchLinux forum will most likely bring you an ABS building script, which is simply the most advanced and trouble-free way to build from source ever invented (sorry, Gentoo'ers...).

Can you explain how ABS is more trouble-free than portage? I am an Arch Linux user and used to use Gentoo, I have used ABS a bit (I finally got round to building a couple of packages that weren't in the repositories with it today), and whilst it isn't difficult once learnt it requires manual editing of the PKGBULD files to get the customizations you want whilst with portage you can just parse the USE flags you want to emerge and you get the package built with the options you want.