rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Nov 3 07:30:43 MSK 2005
Quoting Pete Savage (debug at silentkeystroke.co.uk):
> I tried without success to install a Gentoo machine from scratch a
> little while back, it failed during the build of the dependant packages,
> with a compile error, has anyone done this before, or shuld I just take
> the plunge and try doing LfS?
I have a very favourable impression, overall, of Gentoo from my
experience getting it going on my old G3 iBook. Although it took
a while to finish, it gave me an amazingly good, cutting-edge system.
What most impressed me were the really good documentation, especially
the handbook, and (though I didn't need to post there) the help forums.
So, I would encourage you to give it a try again. If you don't already
have it, try starting with the 2005.1 "Universal Installation" CD image
for your platform, which starts you out with a full set of "stage3" files,
thereby getting you up and running relatively quickly (for Gentoo ;->).
 Yes, you did hear that from the Debian guy.
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