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From: Bart Verwilst <bart.verwilst@×××××××.be>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Several Gentoo Questions
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 06:10:33
Message-Id: 009701c14103$ddb30990$b507e0d5@scorpion
1 Hi!
3 I haven't installed Gentoo yet, but i want to do it asap...
4 I've also sent this mail to gentoo-desktop, but there isn't much activity on that list...
5 But I have a few questions before i take the step.
7 1° I downloaded build-ix86-1.0_rc6-r9.iso, is that version good enough to install gentoo without
8 having to deal with strange problems?
10 2° On the site, it states:
12 "And even though the build images are only for Gentoo Linux build testers (at least right now),
13 some of our more saavy users have already used them to build functional pre-1.0_rc6 systems.
14 However, I don't recommend you do this unless you have a lot of time on your hands, since nearly
15 all packages with initscripts need to be updated to work with our new dependency-based init system.
16 While this isn't difficult work, it's probably best if you let us get to it first. :) "
18 .... Does that mean i shouldn't install it yet, because of those init-things? :'o(
20 3° Can i update in the future to for example build-ix86-1.0_rc7 or something without having to format and reinstall
21 the whole system? If so, i'm certain i want to install the current build :o) (i like cvs-versions hehe :o)
23 I've been using Linux (mostly Redhat, but i've used Debian for a little while as well) for 2 years now...
24 So i don't call myself a newbie anymore...
26 Please cc any replies to my personal email address, because i'm only registered at desktop...
28 Thanks!
31 Bart Verwilst


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Several Gentoo Questions Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Several Gentoo Questions Collins Richey <erichey2@××××.com>