More Gentoo

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:00:00 GMT
# I was just about done compiling my Gentoo Linux base yesterday, when I started a gnupg build and went to lunch. When I came back, the 2 gig disk partition I had allocated was nearly full. Unless you tell it otherwise (USE="-gnome"), gnupg requires the Gnome window manager. So I wiped my virtual disk, and started over with a 4 gig partition. This time I used the pre-compiled binaries. Got fairly quickly to a bootable (virtual) hard drive. I started the KDE base build overnight. It's still going, but there was enough done to start configuring X, and, in order to make that easier, I'm now doing an Emacs build. Fun stuff, if a bit tedious. It's really nice to just say "emerge <package>", and have the system automatically fetch and build the package and all of its dependencies, ensuring use of the correct versions. And that's all the blogging I'm going to do today. Gotta do some real work while building my Gentoo system in the background, and nothing I read today cried out to be blogged.

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