[Ilugc] Debian installation
- From: sridharinfinity@xxxxxxxxx (Sridhar R)
- Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 02:16:37 -0700 (PDT)
Prabhu Ramachandran said:
Hmm, so you are damned if you do and damned if you
don't. Debian has such good package management that
folks are scared to compile their own packages for
fear that their packages won't be as good. They
But the packages are compiled with i386
optimizations. Why should I go for old compiler
optimizations when I have modern hardware. Gentoo
excels in this aspect.
expect quality. Lots of tarballs are inconsistent,
install things in places that are non-standard, use
different installers, builders and whatnot. This is
a problem with having a lot of choice. In any case,
the statement is true of other distros too. There
surely are a lot of people who expect RPMs for all
software and are scared stiff of compiling their own
packages (and justifiably so). FWIW, I have over
40 packages compiled from source and installed on
Debian stable boxen I manage. So I atleast have one
case where the reverse is true. Its not like Debian
policy forces you not to install packages from
But Gentoo is lot more convinient if you like
compiling the source .. and it also has binary
packages though not recommended.
The strong point against debian is it still compiles
i386 binaries even if you want to use them with modern
hardware. Gentoo is fast. I have Gentoo 2004.0 CDs
I find Debian a lot more useful in servers than any
distro. One cannot deny that.
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