[linux-elitists] [RANT] Debian the Elitist Distribution?
Sun Feb 22 22:02:40 PST 2004
On 22 Feb 2004, Jim Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The whole rpm/deb/... binary-blob thing is an artifact of "old
"Old thinking" like 1+1=2? Does that make it worse?
> Linux is (supposed to be) a source-available system.
"Available" does not mean you have to use it.
> Given this, why not just compile from source, ala gentoo?
It comes at a cost of time and effort. Possibly that cost is
worthwhile if you really need to tweak compile-time options. Perhaps
the time would be better spent making the options run-time options, or
removing bugs, or adding new features...
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