[linux-elitists] Gentoo Linux Releases 2004.3 (fwd from brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org)

Greg Folkert greg@gregfolkert.net
Mon Nov 15 20:03:55 PST 2004


On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 17:59 -0800, J. Paul Reed wrote:
> On 15 Nov 2004 at 17:39:34, Teh Entar-Nick arranged the bits on my disk to say:
> 
> > begin  J. Paul Reed  quotation:
> > > (so... you know... you can install PHP without bringing in X + fonts
> > > + gtk2 + Gnome because some Debian dumbass likes PHPs Gnome
> > > bindings).
> > 
> > 	I don't think this claim holds up.  In fact, the only things
> > 	keeping X on my own headless server are scheme interpreters.
> 
> This claim holds up just fine.
> 
> X was but one example.
> 
> There are other features of various packages that you may or may not want
> in a server context (that have nothing to do with X) which Gentoo's USE
> flags handle nicely and Debian... well... has no equivalent;

BWAHAHAHA. OH yes it does have a few, of which the following is a great
example.

apt-get install equivs

Ye... of little faith.
-- 
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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