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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by on Wed 5th Oct 2005 22:48 UTC

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The error in your logic is you are faulting Gentoo for not being something that it doesn't intend to be.
Gentoo is not about getting a quickly build and setup environment. Its about customization.

Comparing a source based disto to any one using any pre-compiled packages is also faulty.

So you don't what gtk features compiled, so you set USE="-gtk".
Under any ./configure ; make ; make install distro you would have to pass the appropriate configure option to disable to each package.

I could care less what distro you use, but too many of your arguments were completely flawed or wrong.

For example, you complain about Gentoo having a custom nvidia driver ebuild and not using the run file provided by Nvidia. The ebuild is simply a wrapper around the same file from Nvidia that makes sure you have the needed kernel options compiled and applies several patches that you would otherwise have to try to patch yourself. These aren't gentoo specific patches either, and fix many problems many people would have without them.

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