the long anticipated release***
Builds GNU/Linux from termcap and gcc up to X11 Firefox-20.0 lite. It is %100 GNU/Linux from source compiled on your box (and ready to change) "without any known build fails". It's not a fork of any distro.
It's just a 1.5 Mega Byte download!
%100 built on your box overnight.
You are distro admin!
runs Mathematica 4.0 +, debian bins too
How rare is a "make World" for Linux boxes?
* we all know freeBSD has "make World", no linux distro i know of has same. but bsd has build FAILS a plenty if i read bsdforums right. world is small base and PORTS can fail frequently and harshly if i see their error reports right.
* we all know Debian has a build system, but that (in past versions) building all of base is not supported UNLESS running a debian mirror AND debain build server (which is not a typical build, base is not done that way, i hear?) **
* i personally do not know if ubutu fedora gentoo or who, has a "make World for linux" - but i looked i could not find anything before i just "went and did it", in 400k sh script.
QUESTION: if you reader know of "make World" for linux in some distro, OR know how to build debain from scratch (or a URL to a doc exactly describing doing so), i'd really like to hear about it
** i do think (ie doil-10.1) could _try_ to do "make World" by using src pkg Depends: and (lets say apt-get --source) to build - but i doubt it would go off without a hitch, and have seen no indication "build server" does so either - heard build server actaully compiles things many times sometimes to "get things right". but with ubuntu getting back door financial support, others getting 501c not me. ? why go that direction
*** background: i built the above to keep Mathematica for Linux running like a top on my own systems, because "feature hacks to X keep damaging it", and now i have %100 symbol to symbol control over it "anytime". i got tired of fixing tangles font issues lib issues and did the above: a stable appliance for a single need. for example: new fvwm2 causes glitches in mm it has bugs damn. Xorg causes glitches do to hacker putting XCB in Xtrans instead of making it optional - hacked it into everything - and it's well known to kill authentic unix X11 apps). x-lfs fills a need for me.