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    What's another source based distro similar to gentoo?

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    Gentoo is probably the best maintained one though. Did you have problems with it?
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    You might be interested in Linux from Scratch.

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    although a quick note, LFS is really more an idea than a distro, it basicaly entials building a system (as stated in the name) from scratch, can be a bit tedious, basicaly 72 some

    ./configure
    make
    make install

    you really do get a very similar feel with gentoo, the exception is that you jsut type emerge system once to handle the base system as opposed to

    ./configure
    make
    make install

    but thats just personal opinion, there is a certain amount of prestigue involved with a LFS system, same way that most Gentoo users would notice little if no serious performace difference between there gentoo system and a debian system, (please don't hurt me, im only refering to the gentoo users that add '-kde -qt gtk gnome' to there use and call it a custom system) but its just opinion
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    Yeah... Debian is a lot different from Gentoo.
    But you're right, you can't call it custom if you only added a few USE flags like that. I always run "emerge -pv" on any package before installing it incase it has some special USE flags for features I might want to enable.
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