Forum: Linux and Free Software
Topic: DSGentoo Linux!
started by: iphands
Posted by iphands on Sep. 28 2005,02:21I would love to see a (gentoo style) source-based gentoo. It make a whole lot of sense to me. Compiling = marginal gain, Running on ramdisk = more of a marginal gain, both = fun.
Any one out there doing it? I would optimize and compile a base system for my laptop then share the uber optimized 50mb iso with other evo N620c owners (same hardware no need to recompile right (maybe for USE)).
Anyway if there is anyone out there doing this please share the details.
Posted by friedgold on Sep. 28 2005,03:24
lol, I like your attitude
Seeing as you are planning on building everything from source it might be interesting to try using the uclibc C library instead of the standard GNU one. It's much smaller meaning more programs can be packed in and less memory usage. I don't know how well it is supported under gentoo and there are probably lots of applications which would break but it would be an interesting project at least
Posted by WDef on Oct. 01 2005,14:52
There's a model for beginning the 50 mb iso.