On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 08:55:41AM +1100, Norberto Meijome wrote: > On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:17:10 -0800 Simon Gao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > Why not give Gentoo Linux (www.gentoo.org) a try. By using Gentoo > > Linux, you not only get the similar port system, portage, as with > > FreeBSD, but also enjoy all the benefits Linux can provide. Gentoo > > Linux is very flexible and has a very good support community. > > risking making this a discussion about linux : I've used gentoo... > portage is OK.... but is nowhere near as good as the ports > collection, IMHO. First, you need to build everything from scratch, > no binary packages. There is an annoying split of portage sections > (dev | production | good | bad | pink ..whatever), that someone else > puts on you, rather than allow you to chose what to use. And masked > ports?! -USE flags are confusing, to me (global? local? ) > Anyway..maybe I haven't got the patience needed for linux....i > rather get on with life :D
No binary packages? Could have fooled me. From: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/faq.xml#ebuilds "For full ISO releases, we create a full suite of binary packages in an enhanced .tbz2 format, which is .tar.bz2 compatible with meta-information attached to the end of the file. These can be used to install a working (though not fully optimized) version of the package quickly and efficiently." Erik _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"