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

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 16:38:00 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 22, 2009, at 8:09 AM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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
> them.

Sorry if I misinterpreted that.

As far as performance improvements you might get compiling, it's
really hard to judge what difference that makes.  It's not a major
reason I use Gentoo. I see John just posted pretty much what I was
going to say about that.


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