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From: Jesse McNelis <jessta@...>
Subject: Re: Stage1/2 deprecation from Gentoo Handbook
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 22:34:51 +1100
On 11/7/05, Xavier Neys <neysx@g.o> wrote:
> Peter Humphrey wrote:
> > On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 19:27:26 +0100
> > Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o> wrote:
> >
> >>I'd like to have the stages/ directory only contain stage3 files and
> >>have the stage1/2's in experimental or similar.
>
> I suppose those stages will still be released. I'd like to have them available
> for the *very rare* occasions they are actually needed.
> Anyway, there's no point discussing that here as we're not reaching the right
> audience.
>
> > If most of us are to be advised to use only stage 3 for installation,
>
> Everyone is already advised to use stage3
>
> > that will remove one of the main advantages of Gentoo, namely having
> > everything compiled on the machine it's running on.
>
> That choice is not removed at all.
> FWIW, it's not the main advantage of Gentoo, flexibility is IMHO.
>
> It has already been said many times and it has already been translated into
> several languages, so for the umpteenth time, it is *faster* and less error
> prone to use a stage3, edit your CFLAGS/USE flags and recompile everything.
>
>
> Regards,
> --
> /  Xavier Neys
> \_ Gentoo Documentation Project
> /  French & Internationalisation Lead
> \  http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en
> /\
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>
>
I reckon stage1/2 should be removed from the handbook, but should
still be mentioned with a warning that users should expect that it
might not work if they don't follow the instructions carefully.
I agree that stage1/2 is a great learning experience. Gentoo was my
first linux distro and stage1 wasn't that hard.

- Jesse McNelis

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