On 01/09/04 09:31 +0530, quasi wrote:
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Nikhil Joshi spake thusly:
Well I use Gentoo and frankly I am not a Guru.
Gentoo is IMHO the
"best" source-based Linux distribution. It gives you the power of
installing either binary packages or source based "portages". The
Debian also has source packages available and can download, compile
and configure them like usual. It is difficult to beat the maturity
of APT. I havent yet used gentoo, but a couple of gentoo fanatics
Try it. emerge and the BSD ports systems is far more convinient over
apt. Where emerge wins is not in the optimisation, but in the USE flags.
That convinience is simply missing with other package managers, unless
apt can download a source package compile with my chosen optimisations
(and compile time options) and then install it.
converted to debian with a little persuasion and
*they* cite some
advantages of debian over gentoo and not many vice versa.
Maybe you should try Debian once.
OTOH, for quite a few people, Debian is just too ancient. On a server,
Debian is usable, except that the Postfix and PostgreSQL support are
lacking. On my workstation, apt would be broken left, right and
/me is about to roll over to Pg 8.0 b2 tonight.