List Archive: gentoo-desktop
Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date.
provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
--- lists <lists@...> (2007-02-03 21:30):
> I have been using Gentoo for 3 years and I have been using Linux for 10
> years! I have been spending the past 8 days trying to re-install gentoo
> on my desktop after a crash. compile error after error after error after
> error after error after error after error!! I think I am done with
Hmm, let me consult my crystal ball to find out which of the hundreds of
compiles and millions of possible error messages you must be talking
> I should have loaded a gun, pointed it at my foot, and squeezed!!!! I
> can't even begin to ask questions about what could be going wrong. there
> are too many! I have followed thread after thread and keep hiting new
> problems! What the H! Also, I am not a newbe! compile, compile,
> compile..... This is crazy!!
Perhaps you are not a native English speaker, but your analogy is poorly
chosen (although strangely apt in this case). Shooting yourself in the
foot says that you admit that _you_ did something stupid to cause this...
like, oh I don't know... sending a whining error message to a public
list without including any relevant information so that people can
actually help you.
Oh well, don't let the door hit you on the way out :)
PS: if you don't want to look like a newbie, at least learn how to
Sean Quinlan (smq@...)
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list