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From: Lisa Seelye <lisa@g.o>
Subject: Re: Package format
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 16:19:45 -0500
On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 16:13, nick G wrote:
> Hi Listers.  Does Gentoo support rpm's?  Or is it some other kind of
> package format.  Thanks,
> Nick

Gentoo's Package manager is called Portage.  The way Gentoo works is
that it downloads source and compiles it on your own computer.

There is capacity for binary packages, however these are just in bzip2
compressed tarballs, which Portage handles on its own.


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-Lisa
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