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From: Aaron Held <aaron@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [gentoo-dev]
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 16:13:37
Message-Id: 005801c081a5$369cb340$6b04040a@metrony.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [gentoo-dev] by 320095285153-0001@t-online.de (Achim Gottinger)
Thanks,

I'll monitor the list for an RC4 announcement.

-Aaron

----- Original Message -----
From: "Achim Gottinger" <320095285153-0001@××××××××.de>
To: <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [gentoo-dev]


> Aaron Held wrote: > > > Hi all, > > I just read the IBM DW article about gentoo and I am impressed by the goals of this project. My first unix on x86 was
FreeBSD
> > way back when and I remeber the days when I could only get BSDI/ FreeBSD drivers for the sync cards. Now its the opposite. I
miss
> > walking up to any FreeBSD box and finding the right /etc/ files the first try. > > > > I've been working with "Internet Appliances" and in contrast to thier simplified admin push I feel that the Linux/Redhat SysV > > init is getting very complicated. I just downloaded e-smith (www.e-smith.com) which address this problem with some internesting > > perl scripts that massage the /etc/ files based on user input from a webpage / console and a series of templates. I though this
was
> > a good solution at first, but I guess a better solution would be to simplify the init first! > > > > So basically can someone give me a brief overview as to what you guys mean by "Simplified SysV-style initialization scripts"? > > All scripts in /etc/rc.d/init.d contain a line like for example: > > #RCUPDATE:2 3 4:99:This line is required > > We use a script called rc-update to manage sysv-style symliks to /etc/rc.d[runlevel] > > so if you type > > rc-update add example > > it scans /etc/rc.d/init.d for a script called examples. Then it parses the script for the #RCUPDATE-line. > In the aboufe case it would create these symlinks > > /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/99example ../init.d/example > /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/99example ../init.d/example > > If you want to remve a script type > > rc-update del example > > and the links get removed > > > > > > > > Also where can I find out more about "Portage"? Can I rsync the source tree and make world? What is meant by merging the
package
> > and why do I have to unmerge afterwards? > > We do not install into /. instead we install in a temporary dir first, and then merge this to the live-filesystem or create a
package
> from that or merge that to another ROOTDIR. > > > Should I just install it and read the man pages? > > Not realy > > > > > > > Is Java running on rc3? > > Yes jdk1.2.2 i think > > > > > > > I have a PII/400 with an AMI RAID card setup as a testing machine. I was going to use it for e-smith, but I'd like to try this > > first. Are there any RAID issues on install? > > Yes I think we have not compiled in support for this adapter neighter in the bootcd kernel nor in the default system > kernel. > I will take care about that on the next iso (rc4_pre2, hopefully available in 1 or 2 days). > > Please wait for rc4, there are alot of bugs fixed. > > Bye Achim > > > > > > > Thanks, > > -Aaron Held > > > > =================================================================== > > As Isaac Newton would say now: > > If I see further than others, it is because I stand on > > the shoulders of giants too dumb to patent their discoveries. > > (Gregory Palast, http://www.observer.co.uk/ ) > > > > _______________________________________________ > > gentoo-dev mailing list > > gentoo-dev@g.o > > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev > > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-dev mailing list > gentoo-dev@g.o > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev

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