GCC 3.2.2

Matt Rogers matt at matt.rogers.name
Fri Feb 7 07:26:57 PST 2003


On Friday 07 February 2003 01:37 am, you wrote:
> 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
>    http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~tushar/
>    http://www.geocities.com/tushar/

I didn't take a look at the ebuild files, but i agree that the USE variables 
were a tad confusing.  As long as it works, I don't really care :)

Matt
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