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Uncyclopedia page on Gentoo. Funny?
Yes, it it is quite funny
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alfagamma81
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Uncyclopedia on Gentoo. Funny? Reply with quote

In case someone hasn't seen this:
http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Gentoo

There are some things there that always make me smile, like

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Installing Gentoo takes only four easily memorable commands:
1) fdisk /dev/hda && mkfs.xfs /dev/hda1 && mkswap /dev/hda2 && swapon /dev/hda2 && mount /dev/hda........ and so on :D


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It is also speculated that Gentoo was developed by GNU as a way to test new features of the upcoming version of their C compiler by forcing normal users to use it. (They ultimately failed at this, as nobody who uses Gentoo is normal.)
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1.2 DEVICE The sad thing that's going to perform the heroic task of compiling multiple GB's
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember laughing hysterically at it the first time I read it. The part that got me was the "four easily memorable commands" section. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't aware of this. Thank you very much, brightened my day :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah and neither genlop nor qlop -c work still. I set MAKEOPTS="-j16" and neither one could find an emerge runnig :P while rebuilding glibc or gcc, lazy baasssstards :!:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, it's brilliant, thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this guy won't like it. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Pacman became Gentoo's mascot shortly after he developed Downs Syndrome and lost his old job." Nice...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installing Gentoo takes only two easily memorable commands:

1)
Code:
grep bogo /proc/cpuinfo && hdparm -tT /dev/sda && grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo && fdisk /dev/sda && mke2fs /dev/sda1 && mkfs.jfs /dev/sda3 && mkswap /dev/sda2 && swapon /dev/sda2 && mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/gentoo && mkdir /mnt/gentoo/boot && mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot && cd /mnt/gentoo && date && date 030600162009 && wget ftp://distfiles.gentoo.org/pub/gentoo/releases/x86/current/stage3-i686-*.tar.bz2 && tar xvjpf stage3-*.tar.bz2 && cd /mnt/gentoo/usr && wget http://distfiles.gentoo.org/snapshots/portage-latest.tar.bz2 && time tar xvjf portage-latest.tar.bz2 && cd / && mount -t proc proc /mnt/gentoo/proc && mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev && cp -L /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/ && chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash && env-update && source /etc/profile && ls /usr/share/zoneinfo && cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Canada/Eastern /etc/localtime && date && cd /etc && echo "127.0.0.1 mybox.at.myplace mybox localhost" > hosts && sed -i -e 's/HOSTNAME.*/HOSTNAME="mybox"/' conf.d/hostname && hostname mybox && hostname -f && time emerge gentoo-sources && cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig && make -j2 && make modules_install && cp arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel && cd /etc && nano -w fstab && cd conf.d && echo 'config_eth0=( "192.168.1.10/24" )' >> net && echo 'routes_eth0=( "default via 192.168.1.1" )' >> net && rc-update add net.eth0 default && rc-update add sshd default && nano -w clock && nano -w rc && nano -w keymaps && cd .. && nano -w rc.conf && passwd && time emerge vixie-cron syslog-ng && rc-update add syslog-ng default && rc-update add vixie-cron default && time emerge jfsutils dhcpcd grub && nano -w /boot/grub/grub.conf && etc-update && grub && exit && umount /mnt/gentoo/dev /mnt/gentoo/proc /mnt/gentoo/boot /mnt/gentoo && reboot


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adduser -g users -G lp,wheel,audio,cdrom,portage,cron -m john && passwd john && emerge mirrorselect && mirrorselect -s 4 && echo 'ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86"' >> /etc/make.conf && echo 'MAKEOPTS="-j2"' >> /etc/make.conf && eselect profile set 2 && nano -w /etc/timezone && nano -w /etc/conf.d/hwclock && emerge --sync && time emerge -e world && nano -w /etc/locale.gen && locale-gen && nano -w /etc/make.conf && time emerge -uDNv world && emerge --oneshot libtool && etc-update && time perl-cleaner all && python-updater && time emerge mozilla-firefox openoffice kde-meta && etc-update && nano -w /etc/conf.d/xdm && rc-update add xdm default && /etc/init.d/xdm start
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is funny. This is the part that I like the best:

Code:

This article will be expanded as soon as it has finished compiling. However, till now, genlop -c still doesn't yield any usable result.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great article :D That 1337 one it links to is good too.

One question: Does Daniel Robbins actually make ice cream? If so can I have some?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one :P
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Uncyclopedia:Gentoo Reply with quote

just saw this on r/gentoo: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/gentoo :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those two install commands could be one.

1) fdisk /dev/sda && mkfs.xfs /dev/sda1 && mkswap /dev/sda2 && swapon /dev/sda2 && mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/gentoo/ && cd /mnt/gentoo/ && links http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml && md5sum -c stage3-*.tar.bz2.DIGESTS && tar xvjpf stage3-*.tar.bz2 && links http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml && md5sum -c portage-latest.tar.bz2.md5sum && tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr && nano -w /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf && mirrorselect -i -o >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf && mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc && mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev && chroot /mnt/gentoo bash -lc 'env-update && source /etc/profile && source /etc/profile && emerge --sync && cd /etc && rm /etc/make.profile && ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/desktop make.profile && cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /etc/localtime && cd /usr/portage && scripts/bootstrap.sh && emerge -e system && emerge vim && emerge gentoo-sources && cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig && make install modules_install && vim /etc/fstab && passwd && emerge grub vixie-cron syslog-ng dhcpcd && cp /boot/grub/grub.conf.sample /boot/grub/grub.conf && vim /boot/grub/grub.conf && grep -v rootfs /proc/mounts > /etc/mtab && grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda && init 6 && emerge gnome mozilla-firefox openoffice && emerge --sync && emerge portage openssh && shutdown -r now
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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With the rise in profits from his ice cream company, Robbins was able to start the Cult of Gentoo and pay everyone in iced dairy products.


I never got no ice cream.

Where the hell is my ice cream? :twisted:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged josephg's 2018 thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

didn't know it went that far back.. thanks pjp
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mostly doublegood but that first installation one-liner needs a few corrections and updates.

1. Do Gentoo's installation ISO's (or other random distro's for that matter) actually include sys-fs/xfsprogs? Lots of luck formatting an XFS partition without that package. Better luck going with ext4.

2. Checking the MD5 hash is no longer an option with Gentoo tarballs. s/md5sum/sha512sum/g

3. The author of the article was being really cute when he specified the -c option of bash to run the installation commands in the chroot. He left off the closing quote, though.

4. Why source /etc/profile twice? For that matter, why emerge --sync twice?

5. We have eselect nowadays. Forget this manual diddling with the /etc/make.profile symlink.

6. scripts/bootstrap.sh? I found a really ancient copy of the Handbook and saw that bootstrap.sh pertains to stage-1 installs. Though (I think) that kind of installation was still actively supported when I started with Gentoo 12 years ago, I never tried using anything but stage-3 installs. No matter. Leave off "&& cd /usr/portage && scripts/bootstrap.sh"

7. There are a few configuration files this setup left out. At least the guy thought to install vim early in the game :) That's usually the first or second package I emerge.

8. He's installing sys-process/vixie-cron. You can still install this venerable cron implementation, but you'd be better off using the fork of it that is still actively maintained: sys-process/cronie.

9. Old Grub? Sigh. Remember Old Grub? To emerge that and keep up with the rest of the directions, the emerge command needs to specify grub:0 as the package atom. I myself use syslinux instead.
No matter the bootloader, the instructions still should have you copy the kernel image to /boot using whatever name is appropriate.

10. In addition to setting up networking, there are some rc-update commands that need to be issued.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my, so much nitpicking it makes me wonder whether you missed the joke part and took it for an actual manual :roll:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no, I got the joke. The really exquisite part of those installation instructions, as opposed to the rest of the wiki page, is how very close they are to something that would actually work. It was obviously not from someone doing a spoof, which would show commands like emerge --keep-going --until thecpu/melts. Whoever wrote those lines has actual Gentoo experience. I thought the effort he put into that deserved the same kind of effort in following it.

Remember the Gentoo site before they decided its look was too old-fashioned and declared that GuideML was dead and everyone should move to the wiki? There was nice page there called Gentoo Linux x86 Quick Install Guide which lives on in the wiki as Quick Installation Checklist. Those "joke" instructions are a close-to-valid summary of that.
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