Gentoo Package Management with Portage
Posted Jun 10, 2004 3:38 UTC (Thu) by yodermk
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Actually, I found Gentoo's installation and configuration documentation truly excellent, almost something by which other distributions and open source packages should be judged. It does take some editing files, but the docs should make it easy for just about anyone, if they set their mind to it a bit.
Another reason to be put off by Debian is the ancientness of the packages. Sure, there's "testing" and "unstable," but with Gentoo you can decide to run "testing" or "unstable" programs on a package by package basis. In Debian, to get one unstable program, you have to pull in the unstable glibc, which is scary on a production server. Since Gentoo compiles on the fly, that isn't a problem.
Sorry to sound like a fanatic, but Gentoo really *is* the best thing since sliced bread. :)
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