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pjp
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I misunderstood "build your own distribution ..." to mean exactly that as opposed to "customize your system / Gentoo how you want."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
DDR is great exercise, but how are dance moves relevant here?


Because some wish to dictate to other do what they want...
And those people are incapable to understand, that it is not possible and that they have
no power to dictate. Despite they should never think about to dictate others what
they have to do.

That is why i have offered them either to learn about DDR as long the person is from Germany
or go directly to North-Korea and make own experience when others will dictate them what to do.

Comparing to them I have been grown in a country which has dictate what people have to do,
where to look and what to say. I don't wish that will repeat ever again.

These guys are like kids, they have no clue about words they say.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

figueroa wrote:
So, you skipped the TITLE and SUBTITLE of the article? "Why did Gentoo Linux fade into obscurity?


Did I understand that correctly. You have no single argument to protect your point of view? And you call everything else you don't like FAKE news? Wow.

How about go back to school?

figueroa wrote:
Read more and write less.


My sentiments exactly.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few reasons. I was seduced primarily by Portage. I started using suckless software, and alongside I had
occasionally needed to compile my own programs when a binary package was not available. It was bugging
me that I made changes to the system that I couldn't keep track of - installing dependencies ad-hoc for
example and not being able to track whether i installed something on purpose or not.

I also wanted to do it for a long time as a learning experience. The reputation of a gentoo install was quite
appealing to me, because I had messed up easier installations before and been very frustrated at having
no idea how to resolve it. The guides around gentoo are so thorough that I would usually really understand
my problems once I'd fixed them, rather than just resorting to a script.

Finally, the wiki and community more generally have just been delightful. I hear people say the quality
has decreased since a while ago, but I have always been able to solve my problems by coming here.
Combined with the Arch wiki, which is also a really good resource.
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