Gentoo Package Management with Portage
Posted Aug 12, 2004 18:31 UTC (Thu) by mrness
In reply to: Gentoo Package Management with Portage
Parent article: Gentoo Package Management with Portage
I've been a Gentoo user for more than a year and I definitely think that "Gentoo is there" where it belongs. Never had problems with upgrades or downgrades (where was the case). Well, maybe excepting my human mistakes. In any case, I don't blame Gentoo tools for that; the fault was mine.
And yes, Gentoo HAS superior dependecies. Name a single other package manager in which I could modify dependencies of a package by changing a variable (USE)! Only with source based distribution such features are possible. You don't want samba to be involved in other's packages dependency list? Simply add -samba to USE!
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