|From:||Ryan Hill <dirtyepic-AT-gentoo.org>|
|Subject:||Re: prune_libtool_files() and pkg-config dependency|
|Date:||Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:50:47 -0600|
On Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:51:08 +0200 Michał Górny <email@example.com> wrote: > That arbitrary collection of packages is called a system. I don't think > the goal for Gentoo should be to abandon standards like POSIX in favor > of 'design system yourself but don't come crying to us if you forget > some vital component which will make your system unbootable'. "Gentoo" is actually an old Navaho word meaning "some assembly required, batteries not included". You thought it was a penguin? > Such a goals may be good for distributions like Exherbo which aim to > make everything perfect. I believe that Gentoo aims more around 'good > enough but at least realistic', instead of running for some kind of > utopia which simply does not work. I don't understand your stance here, because to me 'good enough but realistic' means ignoring standards when they're stupid, embracing them when they're not, and forging your own where they don't yet exist. Perfection, by definition, requires an existing standard to hold yourself up against. -- gcc-porting toolchain, wxwidgets we were never more here, expanse getting broader @ gentoo.org but bigger boats been done by less water
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