[rescue] RE: [geeks] The Mini-ITX box is done!

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Aug 4 13:02:30 CDT 2004

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 10:59:24AM -0700, Gary Nichols wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 06:46:57PM +0100, Mike Meredith wrote:
> > 
> > > Gentoo isn't for someone who wants a quick install, but there are some
> > > advantages. One I like is that it's theoretically a release-version-less
> > > distribution. The LiveCD's have versions, but once you're installed you
> > > just 'emerge -u world' to keep updated.
> > 
> > And exactly how much data has to be sucked down to do that particular
> > emerge?  A few gigs?
> Don't be silly Josh - after the first "emerge rsync && emerge -u world" 
> you're looking at MAYBE a few hundred megs if something big like kde or 
> gnome goes up a version number.

So, the first time I do  "emerge rsync && emerge -u world" I need to be
prepared to be online for a month or more without power outages, and
hope things don't change in the middle?
> I don't mean to be a Gentoo cheerleader here, but it does truly *just 
> work*.  I have replaced every linux system I touch with Gentoo, and now I 
> have even more time to spend with my G5.  :-)

Yeah, I'm not saying it sucks in general or anything.  I'm just dubious
about trying to make it work from a dial-up connection.

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