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Originally Posted by Triple5 Originally Posted by sarumont Originally Posted by Triple5 I agree... I'm actually installing SourceMage now. Will wait a few weeks to use VidaLinux again.. I was ...
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    I agree... I'm actually installing SourceMage now. Will wait a few weeks to use VidaLinux again..

    I was using it today, and I emerge fluxbox took about less than 30mns, emerge icewm took about an hour, and emerge xchat about 10minutes
    cant really remember since that compiling gave me time to do other things.
    I'm not sure how the other two work, but you can use gentoolkit's command genlop to get your merge times. Just emerge gentoolkit and then 'genlop -i fluxbox'. There are many other switches that you can see with 'genlop -h'.
    So you're saying if you do that time thing it'll tell you how long it will take?
    'genlop -i' will tell you how long it took to merge (among other things). To estimate build time, use this:

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    emerge -puD world | genlop --pretend
    Check out 'man genlop' for everything else you can do.
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    Thanks
    Have you ever tried Navyn OS or VidaLinux?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple5
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    Have you ever tried Navyn OS or VidaLinux?
    Neither. Just gentoo.
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    A-ok
    VidaLinux gnome is OK
    Navyn OS is fluxbox (hackbox) default but its complicated to install even though they say is not.

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    Hi,

    I use VidaLinux and I truly believe that if you want to try Gentoo and want to understand how portage works, then VidaLinux is a great choice. I use it and am having a great experience with it. Although there is some work that could be done, I would definetly recommend it for people who want to try Gentoo without the hassle of actual Gentoo.

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    I agree...VidaLinux is great if you want the Gentoo environment without the long installation process

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    Ya

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