[Ilugc] Debian installation
- From: linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
- Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 15:36:23 +0530
Sridhar R wrote:
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.
This is not something that you just can't avoid.
Downloading a source deb and compiling it for i686 is just as possible
as it is in gentoo / freebsd etc.
But Gentoo is lot more convinient if you like
compiling the source .. and it also has binary
packages though not recommended.
Exactly. Ditto with freebsd and its ports tree. When I use linux I
stick with slackware but gentoo seems more and more attractive when I
look at this.
I'm a fan of the *bsd ports tree system, as you might tell - it gives
you far more flexiblity than a standard debian package / rpm etc do,
allows you to compile it with optimizations for your processor - and
still has the sort of version control you'd expect as a safety net.
I find Debian a lot more useful in servers than any
distro. One cannot deny that.
I can deny it, with a clear conscience.
linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
jaharkes@ravel:/usr/src$ mv linux Gnu/Linux
mv: cannot move `linux' to `Gnu/Linux': No such file or directory
jaharkes @ cs.cmu.edu in reply to RMS on linux.kernel
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