[mythtv-users] gentoo, latest mythtv - mythfrontend has no text

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 20:37:56 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Jarod Wilson<jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Jun 30, 2009, at 4:17 PM, Erik Hovland wrote:
>>> Just want to drop a quick thank you for reminding me why I don't EVER
>>> need
>>> to try out gentoo again. ;p
>> Wuss =P
> Dude, I think I still have scars. I was nuts enough to install Gentoo on my
> old 500MHz G3 iBook at one point (from stage 1 of course, or why bother?).
> The golden sombrero of pain: Gentoo, a slow processor, a PowerPC w/o even
> altivec, and a laptop (whee, suspend/resume). Got it all working reasonably
> well, then decided it just wasn't worth the maintenance overhead to keep it
> up-to-date. Reinstalled Mac OS X and gave it to my inlaws, iirc. :)
> Fedora's rawhide tree is more than crunchy enough for me. (Post-F11 rawhide
> is actually surprisingly stable...)

I agree gentoo install (in the past) is a bit rough. Once you get it
going, emerge is MUCH better than packages. I've run several distros
(and still do) and gentoo is much easier to manage in the long run. I
always have dependency problems with RPM and the like.

Probably all distros are getting better and better. Hats off to
Ubuntu, but it's so fat that I can't use it in most situations. gentoo
as a backend server is much preferred for me.

enough about the distro wars!

Brad Fuller

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list