Comparing with gentoo

Chakkaradeep C C chaks.lfs at
Thu May 26 03:46:34 PDT 2005

Hi all,

well in the world of Open source we find some people who doesnt want
to improve things and keep things as how they were formed !.....the
reply from my friend Robert is disgusting and is really hard to digest
by entirely calling a member of LFS team completely stupid.

i hope the moderator of this group replies..........

Robert if U have used LFS for LEARNING , u cant tell others also to
use LFS for the same....and do mind ur language......this is a public not a noob in linux nor moron as u have written...IF U

i hope u do remember Eric Raymond's words...

"Good programmers know what to write. Great ones know what to rewrite and reuse"

i dont bother whether u fall into this category, but i do fall into
this category so,


with regards,

On 5/26/05, Robert Lee Taylor <linuxg33k at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-25-05 at 14:37 +0530, Chakkaradeep C C wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > so being this case...why hasnt LFS not gone for a Package
> > Management??...pls dont tell it is "Your Distro,Your Rules" becoz
> > unless something is reliable and stable one wont afford for
> > answering as YDYR would be vague!....or can v use Emerge
> > in LFS??....using and re-suing is open source rite?....
> >
> > have anybdy integrated Emerge in LFS??.......
> >
> > with regards,
> > C.C.Chakkaradeep
> Are you a complete moron?
> Don't you have a clue about LFS?  If you want the Gentoo package
> manager, why don't you just use Gentoo?
> The purpose of LFS is to be used as a staging ground for LEARNING
> (customizing?) LINUX not INSTALLING LINUX.  This isn't a distro so much
> as a LEARNING CLASS.  Why do you want to turn LFS into something else?
> If you want a package manager there are plenty of distros to use, from
> Debian to Gentoo.
> To whomever controls patch submissions, please don't let a package
> manager become part of the distro, or become DEPENDENT on the package
> manager. If i wanted to learn how to bootstrap a distro WITH A
> PACKAGEMANAGER i would use Gentoo.  There would be no point to using
> LFS. The great thing about LFS is noobs get to learn LINUX, not HOW TO
> Man!
> I use LFS to LEARN about linux, not hide behind a goddamned package
> manager. Please, whatever you do, keep LFS true to it's goals, do not
> let it become yet another distro.  What makes LFS special is not being
> l33t or any crap like that, what makes it special is having to do
> everything manually to set it up so that us newbs get a chance to see
> the infrastructure of linux and how it works.
> God, this world is full of morons, everyone perpetually wants to turn
> something that works into something that doesn't.
> Chakkardeep, I am dissapointed that you would suggest something so
> gloriously stupid, especially since you would do nothing more than
> replicate what Gentoo is already doing?
> If you want a package manager and an LFS style distro use Gentoo, they
> have already done all the work, do not ruin what has been built here.
> Idiots.
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