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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:40 pm    Post subject: We should really push the alternate platforms for gentoo Reply with quote

This would upset the debian people :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would be willing to test gentoo on my ALphaPC 164LX

I read on alphalinux.org that someone ported gentoo to alphas. But i cant find instructions or cd images anywhere ;( so i guess i'll have to wait!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jief wrote:
i would be willing to test gentoo on my ALphaPC 164LX

I read on alphalinux.org that someone ported gentoo to alphas. But i cant find instructions or cd images anywhere ;( so i guess i'll have to wait!


Try this link from gentoo-news:
http://www.gentoo.org/news/20020919-alpha.xml

This helps me to get my sable 2100 4/275 to work!:D
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This message contains some helpful information on installing gentoo on an Alpha:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=15678&highlight=aboot
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think i will wait. im kinda new to that. i have freebsd running on my alpha. so for now its ok.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2003 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was running FreeBSD 4.6 on my alpha for about a year. It was ok, but frankly, all the newest technology is being pushed into Linux. Linux has an array of superb filesystems to choose from, as well as EVMS, not to forget the Linux LVM, RAID, etc. Plus I think the ports system under FreeBSD is ok, but portage is simply much easier to use. And my system is SMP, so I was looking forward to FreeBSD 5.0, but really... I feel more at home w/Linux. And although the source code for FreeBSD is more elegant, and pleasant to read, because it all fits together so nicely... device drivers and all, but Linux has the technologies I am interested in. FreeBSD is becoming a hobbyist's OS to me. It's reliable, but unfortunately falling behind on the progression curve. I probobly shouldn't even mention that Linux is GNU, while *BSD is "do whatever you want w/me, I don't care," and in this world I have complete freedom to be an idealist however I please, and I refuse to let the grease-slathered mongrels use my code in unsanitary ways, so I think it's ok to say I require whoever uses my code to publish their changes if they're going to sell it, at least until the world is flooded a high-quality operating system instead of something that wants little to do w/you except for your money and your slack-jaw drool. FreeBSD developers are truly open, and free w/their source, but Linux is a force because it uses a license that requires that users contribute. And Gentoo gives you complete control over what's installed, and how to install new things, etc. It's really a thing of beauty.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2003 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont really like freebsd myself. But its either that, or openbsd with i think is even worst if you dont have extensive knowledge of BSD. I know rh also has a port for alpha, but i dont really like that distro. So i'll stick to FreeBSD until gentoo 1.4 release comes out with full support for alphas.
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