Re: Distributions vs kernel development

From: Rene Rebe
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 03:54:52 EST


On: Sun, 9 May 2004 08:07:06 +0100,
John Bradford <john@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Since other use this chance to propose already well known
> > distributions
> To be honest, why use a distribution at all, or if you do use one, why worry
> about 'following' it after installation, instead of using it as a base from
> which to do your own thing?

In this case you might want to know that ROCK Linux is not yet another
distribution but a distribution build kit including and build system
to rebuild the whole distribution in a sorted and clean manner.

And no, it is not like Gentoo where you need to rebuild on each box or

> Of course, it sounds like a lot more effort to install whatever you need from
> scratch, but you also more or less cut out distribution-specific issues, such
> as one package depending on another, and of course you get much more
> flexibility.

Well, as I mentioned there is not much ROCK Linux specific in ROCK
Linux. Mostly it consists of this auto build system including a huge
set (1200 at the moment) package descriptions allowing convenient
single package or whole system (re-)builds.

Sincerely yours,
René Rebe
- ROCK Linux stable release maintainer

René Rebe - Europe/Germany/Berlin
rene@xxxxxxxxxxxxx rene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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