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Discussion on: Au Revoir, Gentoo - Sell Me A New Linux Distro

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Ben Lovy Author

Awesome answer - even just reading "[s]witching manually from a.out to ELF" made me feel kind of queasy.

never understood why anyone would want to compile someone else's code unless it was their job.

This is going to stick with me. I've never heard it put quite so bluntly, but, like, yeah.

I've got a Debian 10 experiment going now, but I think long-term Ubuntu or a derivative makes sense for me too.

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Dave Cridland

The glibc switching was worse than ELF, especially when it went wrong. You had a shell, but quite often no new processes would run. Gave you a crash course on how to use echo * instead of ls, and so on.