Now that I’m an IRC regular hanging out in #gentoo and #tuxforums I’ve come across one very disturbing popular trend. Well, let me restate that. I have no doubt this is not a trend as much as a standard but it is still none the less disturbing. A great many newbies to Gentoo, and even some who appear to be Linux regulars, want to put every USE flag they can muster into their /etc/make.conf file. Now as a Gentoo regular you immediately see the danger in this. As a newbie, and as a newbie I would have concurred, that the more the better. After all you want to be prepared. In reality choosing a large number of USE flags during a clean install is very bad idea. When I do a clean install I use 4 to 5 USE flags at most and then only add new global ones as needed. Trust me I’ve handed this advice out to a lot of people and its worked for every single one of them. Perhaps this should be in the handbook? Then again maybe not. The handbook tells you not to play with your CHOST variable but people do that anyway as well.
I seem to get a lot of hits on my blog about the nimbus theme. Well, Flameeyes has updated his repository and version 0.0.7 is out. I don’t know how long its been out but I just found it myself. Enjoy! (I’ll link later, I can’t seem to get to it now.)
Yesterday I looked up the price of my books for school, yikes! I’m starting to be glad I didn’t go to some of the other schools I applied to that cost anywhere from $100 to $400 more per credit.
Enjoy the Penguins!