[plug] Advice needed

Scott, Simon Simon.Scott at SEALCORP.com.au
Mon Apr 10 09:23:44 WST 2000

Hey ho..

Im currently running Mandrake 6.1 on a PII-300/128M etc... Ive been using
Linux for a couple of years now...

Anyway, my quandry is, I used to use RedHat, now Mandrake. But Im sick to
death of RPM and all its dependencies. All I wanted to do was install
enlightenment from CVS, and it turned into a massive production. I cant even
imagine trying to upgrade to Xfree86 4.0.... what a mess RPM makes. 

What I would like to do is rebuild my box from the ground up... I hate the
way most distributions stick stuff (especially libraries) wherever it
pleases.... I'd like to keep everything not in a *basic* install in
/usr/local... and I would like to build the whole lot from source (use the
source Luke!). 

I would like to avoid, however, the need to compile *everything*. Is there a
clean, uncluttered distribution which wont fill /etc with config files Ill
never use, and have 43000 programs in /usr/bin I dont even know the function


> ------------------------------------------------------
>  Simon Scott
>  DBA
>  Sealcorp Holdings Limited
>  Perth, WA
>  e-mail:  simon.scott at sealcorp.com.au
>  phone:  08 9265 5648
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