On Sep 10, 2007, at 1:16 PM, Lionel Bouton wrote:

> Trans wrote the following on 10.09.2007 19:40 :
>>
>>> As for whether SourceMage or Lunar is a better source-based Linux
>>> distribution than Gentoo -- well, I'm highly skeptical of such a  
>>> claim,
>>> but I don't have the experience with them to argue one way or the  
>>> other.
>>>
>>
>> Well, I was just being funny. As for which source-based distro is
>> better, they are all very much alike really (after all you're
>> compiling form source), but Gentoo has much better docs and a bigger
>> community, so it mostly "wins" for that reason alone.
>>
>>
>
> IMHO (even if I consider the docs really important) what defines a
> distribution is its package manager. I don't know much about Lunar and
> SourceMage (I find the terminology for this one entertaining though :
> spells, casting, dispelling :-) ) and so can't compare them to Gentoo
> (I'll let people with practical experience from both Gentoo and them
> compare them, especially for gems handling by the distribution's
> package manager). It's though to make gems handling simpler than
> Gentoo's though, on average I've only 4 to 6 lines to edit in a 20  
> lines
> short template to package a new gem...
>
> I was under the impression that Gentoo tried to get the best from
> several packaging systems, including the port system so I'm curious
> about what *BSD can bring to a Gentoo admin/user and especially one
> having to deal with Ruby gems on a daily basis.
>
> Lionel.
>
perhaps headaches.