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

Brian Nelson nelson@bignachos.com
Mon Nov 15 12:13:52 PST 2004


On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 12:09:30PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 11:58:48AM +0000, Brian Nelson wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 11:25:00AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 10:44:45AM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > > > What is resident elitists' opinion about forthcoming Gentoo server (stable
> > > > enterprise Gentoo)? Or is Gentoo and server an oxymoron? 
> > > 
> > > It's not an oxymoron at all.  If you have employees that can handle the
> > > different package churn, and know how to properly customize a box with
> > > the correct packages, Gentoo is a great solution.
> > > 
> > > I have personally seen, and been told by a manager of a _very_ large
> > > IT division that "on the same hardware, Gentoo beats Red Hat by a
> > > measurable ammount".  They run only Gentoo on their high load, large
> > > user systems, as they can use less hardware than if they used Red Hat.
> > 
> > Uh, is regularly having to compile software on a high load system really
> > a good idea?
> 
> Uh, you do realize that you can just build gentoo packages on one
> system, and "install" them on other boxes at a later time?  No compiling
> on the target box is needed.

No, I didn't realize that since I don't use gentoo.

Is it realistic to maintain a whole system in this fashion?  Does it
require manual effort to build each installable package?

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