FreeBSD-similar build-from-source Linux?

"C. Bergström" cbergstrom at
Wed Nov 10 12:29:52 UTC 2010

O. Hartmann wrote:
> Hello out there,
> well, my question may sound heretic, but since we use mostly Linux 
> based systems in our scientific environment and FreeBSD seems to lack 
> in severe support in GPGPU/CUDA capable graphics boards I need to 
> setup a kind of Linux facility to ensure having the software and tools 
> I need for my work. I'm looking for a Linux distribution that is 
> similar handled like FreeBSD, where I'm able to rebuild the whole 
> system from sources, not even the the Linux kernel, also the GNU tools 
> and the packages. Maybe there are some people out here having already 
> taken this step.
> Any suggestion is appreciated,
Hi Oliver,

PathScale will be offering a GPGPU solution for FreeBSD this year.  
Please contact me off list if you'd like to dump your plans to use Linux.

To answer your original question which seems out of context for here... 
You could try Gentoo or ARCH linux.


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