[linux-audio-user] FC2->Fc3->Fc4->Fc5->FC6->FC*: it's crazy!

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 08:37:29 EST 2006


On 11/14/06, Brad Fuller <brad at sonaural.com> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> > On 11/14/06, Brad Fuller <brad at sonaural.com> wrote:
> >> nd my time compiling each and every one
> >> when updates come along.)
> >>
> >> What do others do?
> >>
> >
> > Gentoo. My longest running machine is 4 years this Thanksgiving. I
> > just run emerge -pvDuN once or twice a year and it goes on chugging
> > along. My 78 year old dad doesn't even know an upgrade has happened
> > unless Evolution or Firefox change the way they look.
>
> Do you have any problems getting the latest audio apps? (that is, not
> compiling, but already packaged)
>
> brad

No problems with that. There is now a maintained 'proaudio' overlay
that gives access to pretty much everything I know about. (No
promises!) you can find out more about the overlay here:

http://proaudio.tuxfamily.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Please note that Gentoo is a source release distro. Eventually you
build *everything* on your system from source code. This means that to
initially install the system you starting by downloading a small set
of precomiled packages to get the machine to boot and then you compile
most everything (in my case Xorg, Gnome, Firefox) you want to run.

It's a lot of work but it's been very stable for me.

Good luck,
Mark


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