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”
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.
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.
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. The “Calculate Linux Update” and “Calculate Console” utilities are neat. I like them.