FreeBSD-similar build-from-source Linux?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Wed Nov 10 12:31:49 UTC 2010

On 11/10/10 13:24, 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,

I think that the general opinion is that Gentoo has the closest thing to
that aspect of FreeBSD. Other than that, IIRC Slackware is also

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