Installing kde from scratch

John john_82 at
Thu Jan 31 23:01:24 GMT 2008

On Thursday 31 January 2008 14:58, David wrote:
> I used to be tempted as well with "optimising Linux for my machine". But
> the truth is brilliantly described here:
>  :-D
> Furthermore, imagine that you optimised a package for your machine. But an
> update arises that makes even "the binary for a 386 of the new version" be
> better than "your previous version optimised for your machine". You have to
> update and recompile! :-)  Can you be aware of the updates for all the
> programmes, unless you use a distro?
> Furthermore, compiling all they long will have an effect on your
> electricity bills...(I am not kidding, I did not try it myself, but I read
> that).
> Distros, yeah: I am impartial, but impartiality does not mean "middle point
> and not committing oneself". So, impartially, I would recommend you tu use
> Debian. The smoothest one, even the sid (unstable) release, as long as you
> learn the routine of package management and maintenance.
> Furthermore, regarding your question, Debian is quite faithful to the
> upstream.
> Yes, there are other very cool distros, but cf. Mat 7:24-27* "Everyone then
> who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who
> built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and he floods came, and the
> winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been
> founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does
> not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And
> the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against
> that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it."
> *The long-lasting things are the things built on rock. I am using Debian
> for more than one year, upgrading every day, and I did not have to make a
> single reinstallation (of course, you face some problems, as everywhere,
> but nothing so far that prevented me from working).*
> *

I think you have got hold of the wrong end of the stick. I was asking about 
building a completely clean linux installation. Optimisation has absolutely 
nothing to do with it.




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