Linked by Steve Husted on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:53 UTC
Gentoo I've been wanting to try Gentoo for some time, but always had to roll my eyes at the pages and pages of installation instructions. This time, however, I rolled up my sleeves and buckled down. Minutes later, I was on my way.
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umm....
by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 18:34 UTC

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wow, way to give an impartial review. O_o

"I go back online (with a wired connection; the wireless isn't working yet) with links and search for how to fix my mouse and install KDE. Searching the Gentoo site was difficult, but Google found the Gentoo instructions easily. Hmm, so much for that great Gentoo documentation I've been hearing about."

On the left column of Gentoo.org is a link marked Documentation: Main Index, Which leads to a page with Desktop Documentation which has a whole section on installing KDE.

"I thought I'd be smart and "emerge kde" to get up and running. Wrong! That's not quite right - you have to 'emerge kde-somethingorother' to get it done right."

Actually that was correct, and if you checked the KDE docs on the gentoo site you would have noticed that. Why you would think this is incorrect is mysterious..

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Near the end of your "review" you rant about how long gentoo took to install when you decided to go with a stage 1 installation -- the longest possible method. You could have had gentoo up and running in 40 minutes as well if you opted to use their cd install.

Then you go into a rant about how much you love slackware.

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All I gathered from your "review" was that you didn't read the documentation, you are upset that you choose the longest possible method to install gentoo and it took longer then 40 minutes, and that you like slackware.

-- Jamie Conlon.

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RE: umm....
by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 21:29 in reply to "umm...."
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"I thought I'd be smart and "emerge kde" to get up and running. Wrong! That's not quite right - you have to 'emerge kde-somethingorother' to get it done right."

Actually that was correct, and if you checked the KDE docs on the gentoo site you would have noticed that. Why you would think this is incorrect is mysterious..


He is proably referring too emerge kde-meta which installs the split ebuild.

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RE[2]: umm....
by Ben2040 on Thu 6th Oct 2005 20:46 in reply to "RE: umm...."
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2005-06-29

But "emerge kde" would install KDE as it appears on Slack!

You don't have to do anything else....

My only question - why can't you vote an articale at 0/10?

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RE[2]: umm....
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 18:25 in reply to "umm...."
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It seems the only ones actually attacking are those that are butt-hurt that their distro was not the source of un-ending praise.

Get over it. We all have our preferences.

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