Linux/Python Issues

bruno.desthuilliers at bruno.desthuilliers at
Fri Feb 22 00:17:03 CET 2008

On 21 fév, 13:57, Paul Boddie <p... at> wrote:
> On 21 Feb, 13:04, MartinRineh... at wrote:
<OT digression="gentoo advocacy">
> > re DLing source
> > As a "solution" to the problem of wanting a program on my computer, it
> > sucks.
> It doesn't suck if you're just installing one program, but if there
> are a lot of dependencies it can quickly suck, yes. Even with systems
> that comprehensively manage dependencies like Gentoo's Portage (and
> unlike language-specific solutions such as easy_install and the CPAN
> tools) the convenience can become quickly overwhelmed by practical
> concerns such as whether your computer has enough CPU time available
> to compile all the updates coming in.

Hmm... I'm actually an happy gentoo user, and my computer is now
something like five years old. So yes, sure, I do not recompile
OpenOffice everyday, but with ccache installed, keeping the sytem up
to date is definitively not a problem.

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