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 Please take note, the man page is out-of-date.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 ;)
> 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 ;)
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