Gubuntu (Portage in Ubuntu) :)

Sami Haahtinen ressu at
Fri Mar 25 08:32:37 UTC 2005

mehmet erzurumlu wrote:
> İf Gentoo integrated to Ubuntu (then we call it Gubuntu), we can see
> more veteran linux users.

Please define veteran.

+30 years with linux and had a hand to hand combat with IBM, Microsoft 
or Sun?

Seriously though, not all old timers want gentoo. For me, it's too much 
trouble. I have better things to do with my CPU time than to compile or Mozilla. But i do agree that if someone integrated 
dpkg support to portage, it might prove to be an advantage. Think about 
it, .ebuild files get updated more often than the debian packages (well 
not always) and you get a bigger variety of versions. If someone wants 
to have mono 1.1.5 in ubuntu (i had this dream last night) they would 
just simply build it from an ebuild package and it would be made in to a 
.deb and get installed.

This ofcourse means trouble in some cases, like building libc from an 
.ebuild which would most likely end up as the last thing you do with 
that installation.

Other than that, i once said and said it often since then, 'Gentoo, 5 
months and still installing'

- S

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