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On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 03:29:04PM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org 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?