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From: 320095285153-0001@t-online.de (Achim Gottinger)
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tom
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:29:11
Message-Id: 3A704BE5.93421C45@gottinger.de
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tom by Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson wrote:

> Achim Gottinger wrote: > > > Thomas Flavel wrote: > > > > > >> On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 07:29:01PM -0600, Bryce Porter wrote: > >> > >>> Tom: > >>> "I'm just thinking along the lines of a minimum binary system where > >>> absolutley needed, and compiling specifically everywhere else? I realise this would > >>> be slow to install on slower systems, but, since we're all power users... ;) > >>> > >>> Seriously though, I do think this would be a nice feature, unless there's > >>> some practicality reason I'm missing." > >>> ------------------------------------------------------------- > >>> > >>> I think this is a great idea. I heard of a GNU/Linux distrobution that > >>> when installed compiled all selected packages from source, making it the > >>> most optimized you could get for your specific machine. I think it was > >>> called Rock Linux or something. > >> > >> Not heard of it, but a quick search on google reveals the predicatable url: > >> http://www.rocklinux.org, #rocklinux on irc.openprojects.net. > >> > >> Looks to be faily mature (at least they're past 1.0 ;), supports ppc and alpha > >> as well as x86. > > > > > > Please send me you ppc, alpha, i64, mips, sparc machines and I will do the ports. :-) > > > > How about SSH access to an Alpha? Good enough? ;^)=
Is that an offer? Yes please.
> > > > > >> From what I can see it has a binary cd version, with the option > >> to compile from source (the same thing I was talking about, if I understand them > >> correctly). It describes it's package management as closer to FreeBSD than debian. > >> It looks to be quite similar to gentoo to me, although not quite as advanced. > > > > > > I took a look at the site and think that we need something similar to cfengine > > sometimes. > > > > I thougth about a minimum build system too, while I had to go back to i486 from i686. > > There is another project linux-from-scratch (www.lfs.org i think) that creates a > > statically linked set > > of packages required for build first and then builds the rest with that bin's. Such a > > set would require > > about 50MB and it is not difficult to make a few modified packages for that. > > This build-system could be placed on a gentoo-source cd together with a snapshot of the > > port-tree. > > Then you whould be able to boot with the source-cd and install a build.tbz2 instead of a > > sys.tbz2. > > Then you can chroot to that system and build everything from sources. > > Additionally this offers the possibility to build gentoo from within another > > linux-distro. > > > > How do you guys think about that? > > Sounds rather cool to me.
I have made all the required packages for sys-build and currently testing building the sys-stuff on it. I can upload a build.tbz2 tomorrow i think.
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