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From: "Jeremy Olexa" <darkside@g.o>
Subject: Re: Portability of Prefixed installs?
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:54:42 -0500
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Peter Abrahamsen <rainhead@...> wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi, It is great to hear that Gentoo Prefix works for you in a
corporate setting! Mind if I poll you about how many workstations your
distribute your Gentoo Prefix 'image' to?

> We have a prefixed Gentoo disk image here at our office that we
> distribute to developers on OS X boxes so they can run full
> development environments locally. It has postgresql, memcached, and
> other goodies pre-installed with the right USE flags.
<snip>
> Neither of these issues is a huge deal, as we're happy just
> distributing new images from time to time and not making our devs deal
> with system management, but there've been several times when I've
> wanted these flexibilities from portage.

So you want to avoid having your devs dealing with system management
yet allow them to customize the install? Is that right? I imagine
deploying a NFS mounted 'image' may be easier and allow the sys-admins
(you) to update the prefix when you want to. However, I do know that
grobian has worked on a "stage4" type install that allow you to
'transplant' prefixes much like you are describing. I will let him
comment on that. Sorry I am of not much help at the moment.

-Jeremy
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