Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 14:05, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 12:52, Benoit Peccatte wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 13:30, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > > On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 07:02:26PM +0100, Emil Pedersen wrote:
> > > [snip]
> > > > And when you're really bored, you compile something from scratch, it's
> > > > not like it's impossible just because you don't kneed to...
> > > [snip]
> > >
> > > And Debian makes this really easy too: apt-get source xxx ; ./configure
> > > --own-preferred-options ; dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -m$self ; su -c
> > > 'dpkg --install xxx.deb'. Ahh, where would we be without apt. :-)
> > Cool, now give me a way to do this automatically, that takes care
> > of build dependencies and let me define options in a configuration
> > file. Then gentoo users may be happy with debian.
> Package: apt-build
> Priority: optional
> Section: devel
> Description: Frontend to apt to build, optimize and install packages
> This is an apt-get front-end for compiling software optimized
> for your architecture by creating a local repository with built
> packages. It can manage system upgrade too.
Sounds great, then the remaining differences makine people chose
Gentoo over debian are :
- enable apt-build for installation process (IMHO not a good thing)
- advertise more on apt-build
- last and up to date versions
- other ?