Achim Gottinger wrote:
> Thomas Flavel wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 07:29:01PM -0600, Bryce Porter wrote:
>>> "I'm just thinking along the lines of a minimum binary system where
>>> absolutley needed, and compiling specifically everywhere else? I realise this would
>>> be slow to install on slower systems, but, since we're all power users... ;)
>>> Seriously though, I do think this would be a nice feature, unless there's
>>> some practicality reason I'm missing."
>>> I think this is a great idea. I heard of a GNU/Linux distrobution that
>>> when installed compiled all selected packages from source, making it the
>>> most optimized you could get for your specific machine. I think it was
>>> called Rock Linux or something.
>> Not heard of it, but a quick search on google reveals the predicatable url:
>> http://www.rocklinux.org, #rocklinux on irc.openprojects.net.
>> Looks to be faily mature (at least they're past 1.0 ;), supports ppc and alpha
>> as well as x86.
> Please send me you ppc, alpha, i64, mips, sparc machines and I will do the ports. :-)
How about SSH access to an Alpha? Good enough? ;^)=
>> From what I can see it has a binary cd version, with the option
>> to compile from source (the same thing I was talking about, if I understand them
>> correctly). It describes it's package management as closer to FreeBSD than debian.
>> It looks to be quite similar to gentoo to me, although not quite as advanced.
> I took a look at the site and think that we need something similar to cfengine
> I thougth about a minimum build system too, while I had to go back to i486 from i686.
> There is another project linux-from-scratch (www.lfs.org i think) that creates a
> statically linked set
> of packages required for build first and then builds the rest with that bin's. Such a
> set would require
> about 50MB and it is not difficult to make a few modified packages for that.
> This build-system could be placed on a gentoo-source cd together with a snapshot of the
> Then you whould be able to boot with the source-cd and install a build.tbz2 instead of a
> Then you can chroot to that system and build everything from sources.
> Additionally this offers the possibility to build gentoo from within another
> How do you guys think about that?
Sounds rather cool to me.