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So far I've decided to try out Sabayon linux, at first just as a way to get used to portage. Now I think I really like portage, it is closer to what I think the AUR should be. It has much better CLI tools as well as GUI tools that have all the same options. Overall I think Gentoo has some very nice package handling abilities, I might have to see what it is like just going pure Gentoo.

Anyone else using Sabayon/Testing?
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i've heard of it, but I must admit i've never used it.
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So far I've decided to try out Sabayon linux, at first just as a way to get used to portage. Now I think I really like portage, it is closer to what I think the AUR should be. It has much better CLI tools as well as GUI tools that have all the same options. Overall I think Gentoo has some very nice package handling abilities, I might have to see what it is like just going pure Gentoo.
Anyone else using Sabayon/Testing?

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glad to see it's about time you realized that. i've been ranting for years about what you all are missing out on. The fact is, once you know what you are doing, you CANNOT BEAT a nice gentoo install, period. That isn't even open for debate. tongue.gif portage is just too damn smart vs all those other package managers.

never heard of this 'sayabaon' or whatever, but if it's just another gentoo fork like that exherbo project, you're mostly wasting your time since the gentoo project has way more developers, and not to mention _the best community out there. Eventually it will probably dry up and die, and any of the good ideas / code will likely find their way into gentoo overlays or even the portage tree
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glad to see it's about time you realized that. i've been ranting for years about what you all are missing out on. The fact is, once you know what you are doing, you CANNOT BEAT a nice gentoo install, period. That isn't even open for debate. tongue.gif portage is just too damn smart vs all those other package managers.
never heard of this 'sayabaon' or whatever, but if it's just another gentoo fork like that exherbo project, you're mostly wasting your time since the gentoo project has way more developers, and not to mention _the best community out there. Eventually it will probably dry up and die, and any of the good ideas / code will likely find their way into gentoo overlays or even the portage tree

Sabayon is sort of like what Ubuntu is to Debian. It's not really a fork, it's more of a precompiled Gentoo install with GUI tools and it's own repository. It however still maintains full compatibility with the Gentoo Portage tree. I haven't used it myself either but I've heard a lot about it.
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Last time I tried Sabayon it was version 4 and wasn't too bad at all. Definitely a good way to get used to the Gentoo side of things without being thrown into the deep end first.
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i used sabayon 4 a while back and i liked it quite a bit. my only problem right now is sabayon 5.5 x64 freaks out on me when i boot the disc. it either goes into a kernel panic or it says it cant find any of my sata drives..... kinda weird but oh well. i still like it. i would say my top 3 linux distros in no order are fedora, sabayon and ultimate edition. after i get my current build finished i plan to go back to freebsd
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I used it not that long ago, and quite liked it!
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i used sabayon 4 a while back and i liked it quite a bit. my only problem right now is sabayon 5.5 x64 freaks out on me when i boot the disc. it either goes into a kernel panic or it says it cant find any of my sata drives..... kinda weird but oh well. i still like it. i would say my top 3 linux distros in no order are fedora, sabayon and ultimate edition. after i get my current build finished i plan to go back to freebsd

i bet your sata controller is not set to AHCI mode in the bios. quite a few of us have seen that one before.. somewhere around 2.6.38 they just bagged or otherwise screwed up support for sata that is not ahci. [maybe not, but that's at least what it seems]
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i bet your sata controller is not set to AHCI mode in the bios. quite a few of us have seen that one before.. somewhere around 2.6.38 they just bagged or otherwise screwed up support for sata that is not ahci. [maybe not, but that's at least what it seems]

So you like Gentoo? How would you say it compares to Arch? Also, are the packages secure? That's one thing I am extremely afraid of with Arch. Lastly, what about crazy setups like UEFI + BTRFS and/or RAID0/1, GRUB2, etc.? Find your opinions and tell them to me. I am trying to find an excuse to leave Arch. biggrin.gif
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So you like Gentoo? How would you say it compares to Arch? Also, are the packages secure? That's one thing I am extremely afraid of with Arch. Lastly, what about crazy setups like UEFI + BTRFS and/or RAID0/1, GRUB2, etc.? Find your opinions and tell them to me. I am trying to find an excuse to leave Arch. biggrin.gif

Arch is crap compared to Gentoo, though you have to build pure gentoo from source. I like sabayon as it is kind of a middle man with full gentoo portage support. So while sabayon may not work with gentoo it patches/configures portage ebuilds properly to work on your system as far as I can tell indefinately? They say you can use either package manager, just don't use both. I'm going pure portage now that I have the hang of it.
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