Here’s why: At least when I installed Gentoo there wasn’t really any installer.The documentation is excellent and describes exactly what you need to do, but it takes a while.My machine was working non stop compiling things during this time.
For a more sensitive server than my test system, you’ll want to simply retire the system whenever a new profile comes out. In all fairness, Gentoo has an experimental command called ‘glsa-check’.
Just start over fresh with a new Gentoo installation on an alternate machine and go through the setup process. This command automatically examines whether your system is affected by vulnerabilities described in Gentoo issued security advisories.
Unfortunately Gentoo encourages you to update software on a frequent basis, just for the sake of updating. Gentoo is rather a moving target where emerge will forever cause your system to approach the cutting edge.
From the Gentoo handbook: If all you’re concerned with is keeping your web server up, what you usually want to do is to set up a stable system and then forget about it.
So you find the make flags to do this and you add them to your During the build process the ports system goes out to build the dependencies of your graphics library. I would love to use it for a desktop some day, should my Apple OS X machine fail me.
But I really don’t see myself using Gentoo in a server setup again.
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While most of the servers I deal with these days run Free BSD (Wire Load’s servers included), I was curious about what speed I could get out of old hardware with Gentoo. There are things I really like about Gentoo: the package management, USE flags and the sophisticated dependencies system.
A well thought out system called USE flags complement this system well.