[TAG] Twisted update
Thu Nov 18 20:07:48 MSK 2004
I've been installing Gentoo applications at home since Sunday. Previously
I'd done the basic installation (tarballs, kernel, configuration). Sunday
I ran "emerge sync" (which updates the list of available builds), "emerge
portage" (which updates the package manager) and "emerge system" (which
updates all the base packages, of which there were only five or six since
the 2004.2 release). But "emerge xorg-x11" run from Sunday night to
Tuesday, and "emerge kde" started Tuesday night and is still running.
(It's now Thursday morning.) To be sure, it's installing a lot of
dependencies as well as those packages, including LDAP and Samba which I
don't need. Still, it took only three nights on my two 1.5 GHz Pentium 4s
at work, and it was finished by morning. (Actually, some of the nights it
worked only three hours and was done.) What a difference a 450 MHz AMD
K6-2 Duron makes. It's a third the speed, but still, it's been compiling
continuously 24 hours for four days. I've taken two breaks to switch to
my existing Debian for some Firefox websurfing, but that was just a couple
hours each. Once KDE is on, I have some 35 other applications to install.
I figure that will take me through the weekend.
It would be nice to get one of those
Saw a 64-bit AMD jobbie in a store with a silver reflective front, but
it's like $800. (Thomas: note "like" used to mean "approximately".) It
comes with a keyboard and mouse that look... very Macintosh-like.
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