GCC 3.2.2

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Feb 6 23:37:24 PST 2003

Matt Rogers wrote:

>On an off-topic note, I'm really impressed with the Gentoo portage system. 
>Very well automated.  I couldn't take the time to do LFS on a PII-300 that i 
>salvaged at work, so I went with Gentoo instead. Rather sophisticated, 
>although I definately feel the pain of (and sympathize with) those of you who 
>do LFS on older systems (Tushar's 350 Mhz box comes to mind). The machine at 
>work took eight hours to do a bootstrap of gcc, glibc, binutils, and gettext, 
>and had been running for another eight hours when I left on wednesday 
>compiling all the other good stuff. I hope it's done when I go in tomorrow
It is good, but its very complex! Have you taken a look at some of the 
ebuild files?! They are getting more complex every day. And the USE 
variables just drove me crazy when I tried it. I liked the architecture 
of sourcemage, though never got around to trying it out.

BTW, I do have a PIII-850 but that is my stable box so it is running an 
older LFS, but will probably be reinstalling LFS soon on that one. 
Additionally I have a AMD Athlon 1.2 G laptop but that is current 
running Windows. The plan is to upgrade it to Mandrake 9.1 when it is 
released. Once that is done, I plan to use distcc. In short, no need to 
sympathize:) But thanks for sympathizing:)

Tushar Teredesai

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