[Mageia-bugsquad] ending

Claire Robinson eeeemail at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 11:01:17 CET 2013

On 13/01/13 20:02, Marja van Waes wrote:
> On 13/01/13 20:53, Roelof Wobben wrote:
>> What I mean with fine tuning is that I can decide what options a
>> package can use.With Gentoo or Freebsd you can decide if you want to
>> use a option like can a pacakage use png.So I think Im going back to
>> source based distro's. I want to thank you again for the explantions
>> and help and patience you had with me. Roelof
> For which package can you choose to use png or not in Gentoo?
> Sorry for asking, but I never used Gentoo or FreeBSD, so I still don't
> understand :-/

It's all the build options Marja. Source based distros allow you to
configure build flags however you like so you can enable certain things
or disable others you don't use. The packages are then built when they
are installed rather than being pre-built on the repository with some
default build options.

Some people prefer the level of granular control it gives them. It's a
trade-off though. Some say it makes their system faster or it uses less
memory etc but it can also be a bit of a faff to configure.

I wasn't aware freebsd was like that though. Horses for courses.

It's a shame to see him go, he was doing fantastic work on bugzilla and
seems a nice guy too. Wish him luck :)


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