Many Updates To Xfce - Will xubuntu 11.10 Update To Them?

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at
Tue Feb 14 10:40:17 CET 2012

On 02/14/2012 10:32 AM, Mișu Moldovan wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:57, Gour<gour at>  wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:17:10 +0200
>> Mișu Moldovan<dumol at>  wrote:
>>> I would argue that Gentoo is closer to the spirit of BSD.
>> I used Gentoo for>5yrs befor moving to Arch and still believe that Arch
>> is closer to FreeBSD starting from init scripts to having support for
>> *both* binary and source packages and to me it is kind of 'sweet spot'
>> between Gentoo and Ubuntu in a sense that for the most part of the
>> system there are binary packages (I never really felt that my Gentoo
>> system was much quicker for the price of compiling everything) and it is
>> still very easy (PKGBUILDs are even simpler than portage scripts) to
>> build from the source.
> Don't want to derail this discussion so I will stop at pointing out
> that Gentoo also supports binary packages and it doesn't force you to
> upgrade to the latest and greatest as Arch does AFAICT. I am not a fan
> of compiling the office suites or the big browsers and I enjoy
> downgrading a package now and then or even abstain from upgrading,
> sometimes for years.
There is/will be the Arch Rollback Machine (the AUR also can be a way to 
downgrade), and if you use your own PKGBUILDs they will not be replaced.

One thing Gentoo's custom packages have that Arch PKGBUILDs have not is 
the capacity to use 'emerge' to disable a feature easily. At least 
that's what I've been told from a Gentoo user.

I will stop here too.

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