Re: A ? for all you old time linux users
Edward Guldemond <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It's feasible, and if you recompile from Debian sources, you can meet
> all of the dependencies. There's only one problem though: most
> packages are compiled with (reasonably) sane optimizations. There won't
> be many performance gains. If I had to recompile four parts of my
> system from source, they would be, in this order:
> 1. glibc, because it is THE library that all programs rely on
For a while (since version 2.2.2-3), Debian's glibc was compiled with no
optimizations at all. Is this still true?
> 2. gcc, because it might speed up compiles
> 3. kernel, because a correctly tweaked kernel is a thing of beauty
> 4. XFree86, because I had to include a fourth (X takes FOREVER to
> Even then I'm not sure that you'd get many performance gains. Remember
> Knuth: "Premature optimization is the root of all evil."
That statement refers to the actual writing of code. Turning on
compiler optimizations really doesn't have the same effect.
People said I was dumb, but I proved them!