Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Aug 2017 22:09 UTC
Linux

This course walks through the creation of a 64-bit system based on the Linux kernel. Our goal is to produce a small, sleek system well-suited for hosting containers or being employed as a virtual machine.

Because we don't need every piece of functionality under the sun, we're not going to include every piece of software you might find in a typical distro. This distribution is intended to be minimal.

Building my own Linux installation from scratch has always been one of those things I've wanted to do, but never got around to. Is this still something many people do? If so, why?

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by JMcCarthy on Thu 17th Aug 2017 20:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
JMcCarthy
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watching shit scroll by for hours doesn't make you an expert.
https://fun.irq.dk/funroll-loops.org/

You don't really learn anything with Gentoo that you wouldn't learn with Arch or any other bare bones distro that sticks as close to vanilla upstream as possible.

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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Thu 17th Aug 2017 22:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
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2005-11-10

You don't really learn anything with Gentoo that you wouldn't learn with Arch or any other bare bones distro that sticks as close to vanilla upstream as possible.


I disagree in part, USE flags and the Portage tree make all the difference. They're still my #1 favourite feature of Gentoo and they can't really be replicated on a binary distribution.

Please don't turn this into a Gentoo vs Arch fight, they're just different.

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