I don't understand why someone must use another distro to install gentoo since gentoo has its own live cd?
Originally Posted by RealNC
"Warning: The 2008.0 releases are deprecated, and their links will be removed soon. You should use the weekly releases instead."
Originally Posted by Apopas
Live CDs are dead. The "weekly releases" are just minimal install ISOs. No installer there, and no plans to make one either.
They stopped even the live cds?
It seems the end of gentoo is approaching
you can always download the package from the arch rollback machine and install it with pacman -U
Originally Posted by Zhick
I am a Debian Sid user now, and I just installed Arch in VBox to try it out...looks pretty damn good and I am starting to like it. The pacman package manager has many similarities to Debian's apt-get that should not be too hard to make the switch. Too many things broken in Debian now, so I am considering making a distro change soon and arch is on my list
This last year I used Fedora 10 both at work and home. I used Gentoo for 5 years before that. I still much prefer Gentoo for the control and how clean and simple it is, even if Fedora is easier to install. I don't mind installing Gentoo since it's something you do once, but installing on many different machines binary distributions win.
Just recently I finally installed Arch on a test-machine, and I really like it! Pacman is super fast, and like Gentoo it KISS. Will definitely use Arch more in the future, but Gentoo will always have a special place in my heart as well as on my hardware!
This, the pacman rosetta page, is also generally helpful when coming from another distro as far as package management is concerned.
Originally Posted by DeepDayze
Thanks, that's a pretty good comparison of how to do many common operations with the most common package managers including pacman
Originally Posted by atriqus
Bookmarked that page for reference in future.