[mythtv-users] What flavor of Linux are you using?

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 16:24:32 UTC 2009

On Nov 22, 2009, at 8:09 AM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Nicolas Will <nico at youplala.net>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2009-11-22 at 10:43 -0500, Tom Dexter wrote:
>>> I
>>> have a bigger problem with the binary dependency issues that all
>>> binary distros are stuck with than I'd ever have with compile times
>> hmmm... I've never had any dependency issue since I started using
>> Debian
>> and Debian-based distros 5-6 years ago. Never.
>> Nico
> ...and you won't unless you ever have a need to upgrade to a version
> of some library that conflicts in a major way with what you're current
> packages are using.  I just like the whole rolling distro thing you
> get with Gentoo, where if you keep up with updates you never really
> have much of any major upgrades.
> Like I said, it's great if you want a compiled distro rather than a
> binary one...and I happen to prefer that.  It doesn't make sense to
> compare the two.
> I'm not going to participate in any more distro wars here.   People
> came in bashing John about Gentoo compile times and then got all
> defensive when we explained why we happen to prefer it.  There's no
> need for that.
> Tom

I think the tone has remained friendly.

When I asked if it was worth it I was curious if a compiled Linux is
faster than a precompiled one on the same hardware.

No war here - we all love our distros and our option to choose between

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