Favorite flavor of Linux? (for python or anything else)

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at rogers.com
Mon Dec 5 06:56:13 CET 2005

Brett Hoerner wrote:

>I have to add another vote for Gentoo.
And another here.  Portage (the Python-coded package-management system) 
does a very good job.  I tend to use fairly conservative settings as 
well, Gentoo's just nice and stable as a general rule, I don't care 
about ultimate speed or tweaking the code much, I just find that 
building everything from source (but without the headaches) tends to 
make things work together well.

As far as Python support goes, Gentoo tends to work very well for Python 
packages, Pygame and wxPython on AMD64, for instance, install flawlessly 
out of the box (where others seem to have problems)... in fact most of 
the major packages install reliably.  There's a key note that you might 
miss regarding the Python updating process, namely that you have to run 
python-updater to rebuild all of your packages for the new Python 
version, but once you know that, Pythonicity in Gentoo is pretty 

Anyway, just a vote that's trying very hard to keep on-topic for the 
python list,

  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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