08:42 pm - Ah... it's good to be back! =^.^=
Sure took long enough, but my computer is back in action.
I've officially learned to curse every last source-based distro for one very simple reason.
None of them, not every Gentoo or Sourcerer/SourceMage, would let me manually correct problems. Either the fully-automated scripting worked (which it did 99.9% of the time) or I couldn't do anything at all.
That's everything that's bad about MicroSoft, and about Linux, rolled into one. Being locked into a propietary and poorly-documented maintenance system you can't interact with, AND getting to wait hours for a program to compile. Yay... </SARCASM>
And the sad fact? After over a week of trying to get different distro's in sequence, giving each of them at least 2 days, it took me all of one afternoon to download, burn, install, AND recompile most of my system from scratch with a distro that installs binary packages to get things running the first time. And I could correct errors as they occured, without any problem at all.
Because to this day, make and configure are still used for a reason after all these years. They're easy to manipulate when something goes wrong, letting humans do what humans do best. Kludge fixes together to get things working.0 comments