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From: Thomas Flavel <thomasfl@...>
Subject: Re: odds and ends
Date: Wed Jan 24 15:44:01 2001
On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 03:29:04PM -0700, drobbins@g.o wrote:

> 1.0_rc4-pre2 is fully compatible with all modern Intel and Intel-compatible
> processors, from the i486 on up.  While 1.0_rc4-pre2 is optimized for the
> 486, Achim plans to build several different versions of 1.0_rc4 optimized for
> various processors.  1.0_rc4-pre2 has been tested on K6 systems and works

I don't understand why not a 386? I kind of expected the distcd to be 386
binaries, and then to compile and install optimised to whatever my processor
happens to be? What am I mis-understanding? ;)

How would gentoo be installed on a 386?


> sys-* layout
> ------------
> 
> Achim and I have resolved how to determine what goes in the sys-* categories.
> We are breaking with FreeBSD tradition by making the sys-* categories contain
> _only_ a barebones, minimal system -- the minimal Gentoo system that can still
> recompile itself, with a few exceptions.  Previously, what was included in
> sys-* was more of a subjective thing, i.e. what I would like to see in a basic
> Gentoo Linux server install, the tools I personally like, etc.
> 
> Rather than do this, we're going to be integrating some new functionality into
> Portage that's going to be very, very nice and will allow everyone to have the
> kind of "base" system that they like.  Portage will recognize your selection not
> only at install time, but throughout the lifetime of your system, prompting you
> to upgrade or add new packages when necessary.

Excellent. Roughly what size is minimum now?


- Tom

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