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    Phoronix: Arch Linux Update On The Status Of Its Toolchain

    Yesterday I published an article looking at the unfortunate state of Arch Linux's GNU compiler toolchain that it's fallen behind and users raising concerns over it for months. Following that article the current Arch Linux GNU toolchain package maintainer has provided an update and is calling for at least another package maintainer to get involved...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...oolchain-State

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    Kewl

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    • #3
      Too late, I already got Gentoo working.

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      • #4
        Installation process is quite similar. Only major difference is that instead of just installing the PKG they are being compiled first.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ihatemichael View Post
          Too late, I already got Gentoo working.
          I switched from gentoo to arch in 2009. Life is short, dude.

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            Originally posted by enihcam View Post

            I switched from gentoo to arch in 2009. Life is short, dude.
            I went full circle (even beyond maybe): from Arch to Ubuntu in 2007, from Ubuntu to Gentoo in 2015.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by enihcam View Post

              I switched from gentoo to arch in 2009. Life is short, dude.
              Why assume Arch maintainers have more time than you do?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ihatemichael View Post
                Too late, I already got Gentoo working.
                How do you switch to Gentoo?
                I want to get the latest version of glibc too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by enihcam View Post

                  I switched from Gentoo to arch in 2009. Life is short, dude.
                  Funny, I also switched from Gentoo in late 2009. Gentoo was my Linux of choice since 2003, but after a period of several months of trouble after updates. Especially failing to boot, X11 not coming up or not unable to log in, almost every time I ran emerge. I was using Gentoo for more than seven years, over six of these years were good. But not able to use it as the tool I wanted and needed, frustrated me. The constantly tinkering to get things to work was too much. So, I switched to Fedora. But two years in, I got to fed up with the update cycle every half year, missing packages, searching or waiting for repos, etc. Then I found Arch Linux. I use Arch for more than 10 years now. It is by far the most painless experience I had with Linux.

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                  • #10
                    That's why I use corporate backed distros where maintaining important stuff does not depend on the good will of volunteers.

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