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You just have to download them. They're probably even available as RPMs (try http://rpmfind.net/ ). Otherwise, try gentoo. If I've understood genlee correctly, you can probably install mostly anything on ...
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    You just have to download them. They're probably even available as RPMs (try http://rpmfind.net/).
    Otherwise, try gentoo. If I've understood genlee correctly, you can probably install mostly anything on it.

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    With gentoo, you practicly build your own distro. Only things that get installed is what you compile on it.

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    sounds like a less drastic version of LFS?
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    Yes its like LFS but a little easier to install. I still have full control over my entire system. If I choose to, I could compile the entire system but I usually install a few binaries for a very basic system and then compile from there.

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    yeah, I tried playing with Gentoo, but it is too automated to be a source-only. So it still hides things that I can't find. LFS will put things places and I can just kind of check the Makefiles and/or documentation to find out exactly what it did. Then change it to put it where I want
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    you might want to give Libranet a try....it's Debian based with a nice easy install process......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wassy121
    yeah, I tried playing with Gentoo, but it is too automated to be a source-only. So it still hides things that I can't find. LFS will put things places and I can just kind of check the Makefiles and/or documentation to find out exactly what it did. Then change it to put it where I want
    To automated, how so? You don't have to use the portage system to install or the rc-update scripts at all. I like the portage system since I can easily tell when there are updates and it makes it easy for me to d/l the new source. I was going to use lfs but its just to time consuming and I don't think my employers want to pay me to install my own workstation. They were already *****ing enough while gentoo was compiling

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    genlee: I don't know, I haven't played with it too much, so all the things I have seen have been kind of problematic. Like I was unfamiliar with it putting the bootscripts in like /etc/runlevels or something like that. That and I couldn't get wireless to work on the laptop (someone else's laptop). Like I installed the net-wireless package, then I didn't know what to do next because I didn't know where the sources were with the documenation. I can get the laptop to load the modules, but the card doesn't turn on. That was my big complaint about it.
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    All the docs for the packages are at /usr/share/doc. All your boot scripts are in /etc/init.d. There is a script called rc-update which adds links from the script to a dir in /etc/runlevels. Its to organize how the scripts start so something like sshd doesnt start without the network being up. You shouldnt have to touch /etc/runlevels unless you don't want to use the script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcroft
    you might want to give Libranet a try....it's Debian based with a nice easy install process......
    website?


    also website for other distros u were talkin bout?

    i think they only way i can have a good system if i build it myself... i just need lots of help thats all...

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