Re: The sad demise of an etch.
On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 12:43:40PM -0700, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> >>> Or should I do something radical to get current software, such as
> >>> installing gentoo on the former etch partition?
> >> ack! bite your tongue! ;-0
> > No... that hurts.
> > The argument for having gentoo is that it really comes close to
> > the *latest* software, and is seems to be free of the version skews
> > imposed by package construction using different versions of, say, the C
> > and C++ run-times. On the other hand, installation and upgrading take
> > inordinately long, and I will no longer have the graceful handover from
> > testing to stable, after which the partition containing the former
> > stable system is upgraded to new testing.
> > Oh yes, gentoo is reported to have some stability problems, which is
> > unlikely to be worse than what's happening to me with etch now.
> fair point.
> good luck'
Someone here pointed out to me that I won't have enough free temporary
space on disk to compile openoffice in gentoo anyway.