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

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Tue Jun 30 20:50:34 UTC 2009

On Jun 30, 2009, at 4:37 PM, Brad Fuller wrote:

> 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.

Okay, now *I* just snorted milk out my nose... :)

> 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.

Then, to quote davej: "Dude, ur doing it wrong". :)

> Probably all distros are getting better and better.

Generally speaking, yup.

> Hats off to
> Ubuntu, but it's so fat that I can't use it in most situations.

No comment... :)

> gentoo
> as a backend server is much preferred for me.
> enough about the distro wars!

Hey, its all in good fun. Its Friday for me, I'm going on vacation  
tomorrow... :)

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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