Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:19 UTC
Linux "Many Linux distributions have taken the path of easy GUI-based installation, in order to appeal to a broader mix of users. But not Arch Linux, which emphasises simplicity of technical complexity over general usability. Richard Hillesley explains."
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Portage is quite good IMO. I think there was a distro that was using NetBSD's pkgsrc ... but I forget it's name.

My favourite package tools are OpenBSD's ... I find they very simple to use. Ports system works flawlessly to.

I am mainly like Redhat based stuff since I used to look after a server room of CENTOS servers. So I don't mind YUM ... I am sure some people hate it.

Edited 2011-09-17 05:12 UTC

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foregam Member since:
2010-11-17

Portage is quite good IMO. I think there was a distro that was using NetBSD's pkgsrc...

There're several such distros in fact, all of them Slackware based: Dracolinux, Voltalinux, Blackmouse... It's a real killer combo. I've tried Arch and Gentoo (portage depends on python, WTF?! If I wanted YUM (quite decent actually) I know where to get it.) but none comes close to that. Source Mage seems promising.

Edited 2011-09-17 09:11 UTC

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zsitvaij Member since:
2006-06-14

portage depends on python, WTF?!


Yeah, it's not as if it's, I dunno, written in it.

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ghostdawg Member since:
2005-12-31

I believe you are referring to Crux Linux. It was based on Slackware and Arch if I'm not mistaken.

Arch is a pretty good distro but I haven't used it in some years.

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perlid Member since:
2010-12-21

The ports system in CRUX was not based on NetBSD's pkgsrc. It did however use CVSup from FreeBSD, back when the ports tree was stored in CVS, which is no longer the case.

Also, it is the other way around. Arch was based on CRUX, but I guess now days there's not much resemblance between the two.

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