Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Does Gentoo Provide A Stable Core Operating System?
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
goprisko
n00b
n00b


Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Posts: 4
Location: Shenzhen China

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:24 pm    Post subject: Does Gentoo Provide A Stable Core Operating System? Reply with quote

It has been nearly 8 years since I first registered in these forums. Back then I was Dean Of International Programs at Shenzhen University in China.

I used Gentoo and LFS as teaching tools for my engineering students. AND Mandrake in my own machine.

I have Mageia2 in this machine now. I had to use my considerable skills to get it to work. In doing so I found they are doing things the Windows way..... monolithic
kernels, non-standard usage of directories, etc.

Specifically, I am looking for a solid core built around a minimalist kernel, which is mainly a context swapper, resource manager, and traffic cop. With everything else called or
executed by it. I am looking for system executables in /bin (everything necessary to get a shell up and running in a terminal, with a blinking cursor (a prompt).
I'm looking for utility executables in /usr/bin.... stuff like: ls, pwd, dd, df, du, vi, etc.

I'm looking for application executables in /usr/local/bin.... stuff like: handbrake, kwrite, kde-desktop, libreoffice, etc

I'm looking for minimal use of symlinks, because they are a pain to take through backup & restore, instead I'm looking for intelligent use of $PATH

I'm looking for stability of the core, standard usage; Instead of Mesa-common-devel, I want to see Mesa-devel

I'm planning on building my application software myself. I get the latest stuff that way and stuff like Xflir5 or BrlCad has to come that way.

So, guys, does Gentoo fit??

goprisko@publicresearchinstitute.org

INDY
_________________
To go where none have gone . . . .
To see what none have seen . . . .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
audiodef
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Posts: 6313
Location: /usr/lib64/lv2

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like Gentoo to me! Anything that doesn't fit your exact needs can be tweaked. Gentoo is kind of like LFS with a package manager, so it will only do what you tell it to do. Which is exactly why I use it for everything.
_________________
Gentoo Studio: A Gentoo-based, professional digital audio workstation OS.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum