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ajaguar
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Why does it take so long ?? Reply with quote

Why installing X11 takes so long comparing to apt and debian where it takes a few minutes??
If I want a X11+fluxbox in debian I would do it in 30 minutes max and here a few hours ??
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are not installing it, you are building it, that's the way gentoo works, get used to it :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because Gentoo is source-based. Almost every app is compiled specifically for your unique setup.

The biggest advantage to compiling apps is that you get to choose the compile-time options, and apply patches to the source code (great for power users). The biggest disadvantage is the time it takes to compile apps.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Duplicate Threads in favour of UN3: How long does it take to install Gentoo?
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