I'm one of the few lucky ones to have a household full of machines running Linux. However, this has some caveats.
- 2 x Ubuntu: I'm not an expert with .deb packages and it's tedious to apply manual changes.
- 2 x Gentoo: I consider myself reasonable experienced with portage, which is nice. But now that I have to update an 6 month old installation (350 packages), I'm not that happy.
Both situations combined force me to maintain to sets of distribution specific configuration files and two sets of configuration files for programs that differ in version/fork.
Sabayon seems to be *exactly* the solution to these problems. However, I have doing some 'explorative googling' but cannot find exact/definitive/assuring answers on these questions.
- Mixing entropy with portage is not advised. However, this is what I want. It is claimed that it is usually for 'the experts'. Do I need a CS degree for this to work? Or is this just a warning implying unpexpected (yet reasonably solvable) situations *might* occur. From what I understand, it seems that Sabayon is an (prioritized) overlay on top of Gentoo containing prebuild binary packages. I think that Portage should handle this without issue's. Is it an idea to use portage to handle both
the source packages and binary packages while where there?
- Minimal installation: We have relatively quite dated hardware. Our first non UP system arrived this summer in the form of my brothers new cellphone and my mom's (already dated, dual core) laptop
. However, our most aged system is an old 1,25 GHz Athlon containing 512 MB RAM. It drivers a printer, e-mail, web browsing and Office 2007 through wine. I found here
that there is an XFCE edition. Will this fit? Currently this dinosaur runs an minimal XFCE installation based on a server installation (cli.seed).
Thanks in advance, looking forward to your reply's