ArchLabs: A Gentoo spin

So - what are your hypothetical thoughts if there was an ArchLabs Gentoo variant (GenLabs, LabsToo) ?
I’m not saying there is or something being worked on, or have any inside info - just a silly thought as I was looking at Gentoo.

But if you were to create one - what would be the process flow? Keep in mind, I know nothing of Gentoo nor do I have any expectation it could even be done (Calculate Linux). It’s more of a “what if”

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I will try anything fresh but what yous have here is perfect.

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Almost all Gentoo based distros have failed badly so far. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: Few people are willing to spend time compiling everything from source now.

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I figured as much - I did download Gentoo and am going to install tonight in kvm

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Get some movies ready. The installation is gonna take long.

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I’d use it :smiley: As long as I didn’t have to build anything from scratch :smiley:

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You may not have to; many of the popular and larger packages are provided as binaries. I have not looked at Sabyon (they still around?) or Calculate in a long time. They may provide additional binaries to make the updates relatively painless.

However, Gentoo is all about compiling a system to match up with your hardware. Other than getting a solid Gentoo base, installing the binaries kind of misses the point.

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Hahah
plus one here on that lol

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Me included, I don’t have time to compile stuff anymore man, unless it’s something strictly necessary, and I need to get sh% done in order to pay the bills lol

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It depends, if it had an AL installer hybrid or something – which would work just as well as our ALI – may I would dig it :sunglasses:

Anyone is more than welcome to make their own spin, in fact we encourage it :smiley:

Sabyon is going nowhere. Calculate is backed by some Russian bad boys. I may give it a shot to see what they’ve got.

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Except for that. :smiley:

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It’s great for that. Anyone looking to install Gentoo for the first time should have a look at their forum - some threads in there about setting up the environment (make.conf) for compiling, as well as, partition schemes.

I had Gentoo running pretty lean on my HP laptop, but the time required to update was just too much.

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They merged with Funtoo. I have tried booting into their live ISO a number of times and it just doesn’t want to boot.
https://www.sabayon.org/article/sabayon-is-rebranding/

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Why Daniel Robbins was expelled from Gentoo project? I quit Gentoo long time ago, didn’t follow the stories.

I don’t know if he was expelled or not. I haven’t ever followed the project. It could have been as simple as him just stepping down?

I tried the Sabayon-Funtoo thing also. I sprained my brain…

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Calculate.

Pretty good in fact. The xfce version is very responsive. Tried to install a few packages using “emerge”. Had to look up the manpage to find the syntax. :slight_smile: The “Calculate Linux Update” and “Calculate Console” utilities are neat. I like them.

Another option to go systemd-free.

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lololol!

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