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From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
To: Michael Boman <michael.boman@××××××××××.com>
Cc: Gentoo Development List <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Only offer pre-compiled packages?
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 16:10:35
Message-Id: 20030413161032.GC2956@cerberus.oppresses.us
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Only offer pre-compiled packages? by Michael Boman
Yeah... the man page tends to get out of date quickly. 'emerge --help' 
is usually more accurate.

If I have some time I may submit some updates to the man page.

On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 04:14:30PM +0800, Michael Boman wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 03:47:06AM -0400, Jon Portnoy wrote: > > > > Capital K, which (I believe) is use binary packages only. > > > > Yes, you are correct. Please take note, the man page is out-of-date. > > With capital K I belive I have what I need ;) > > Thanks Jon! > > Best regards > Michael Boman > > > On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 03:45:21PM +0800, Michael Boman wrote: > > > On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 03:40:02AM -0400, Jon Portnoy wrote: > > > > > > > > I think the -K option for emerge does this. > > > > > > > > On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 03:36:21PM +0800, Michael Boman wrote: > > > > > Is there a way to let machines only see (updated) pre-compiled packages > > > > > when they do 'emerge -p world'? I am thinking of providing a local > > > > > repository of "authorized/tested" software over NFS and when you do > > > > > 'emerge world' it will take the latest version from the pre-compiled > > > > > pile of packages, totally ignoring what is availble as ebuild's from > > > > > rsync.gentoo.org or in the PORTAGE_OVERLAY dir.. > > > > > > > > > > Doable? How? > > > > > > From the emerge man-page: > > > > > > --usepkg (-k) > > > Tells emerge to use binary packages (from $PKGDIR) if they are > > > available, thus possibly avoiding some time-consuming compiles. > > > This option is useful for CD installs; you can export > > > PKGDIR=/mnt/cdrom/packages and then use this option to have > > > emerge "pull" binary packages from the CD in order to satisfy > > > dependencies. > > > > > > My biggest problem is the wording > > > "to use binary packages (from $PKGDIR) >>if<< they are available" > > > > > > It hints that if a newer ebuild is availble it will still be compiled, > > > and not taken from the pre-compiled repository. > > > > > > If I am wrong please let me know ;) > > > > > -- > Michael Boman > Security Architect, SecureCiRT Pte Ltd > http://www.securecirt.com
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