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Well, I ordered the Mandrake 9.2 cheap pack (I call it that instead of discovery), and I was wondering whether any of you fine people have some opinions on the ...
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- 02-15-2004 #1
Mandrake, the initial frontier.
- 02-15-2004 #2
- Join Date
- Jun 2003
- Huntington Beach, CA
I started out with Mandrake, I think its a great distro for new users. Good call on installing from source, definetly the way to go. It doesn't matter where you build from source, make install will install everything where it needs to go. I always had a directory for tarballs in my home folder and that's where I built all my packages.
- 02-15-2004 #3
- Join Date
- Dec 2002
- New Zealand
yeah what he said, it doesnt matetr where u compile stuff, the make isntall command puts it all mostly in /usr/local anyway.
ive used mandrake for a few years and not had any major problems with it (except its dependence on a working GUI for some wizards).
/me waits for dolda's anti-mandrake speech
- 02-15-2004 #4
My one experience with Mandrake consisted of me fighting with the installer and finally getting it installed...only to remove it and install FreeBSD 4.5, which installed more easily.
Really the only thing I've noticed about MDK through my friends' experiences is that the kernel is extremely customized to MDK. You could probably install vanilla sources and build a vanilla kernel for it if you had problems with the MDK kernel, however.
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