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To: Michael Boman <michael.boman@...>
From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
Subject: Re: Only offer pre-compiled packages?
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 12:10:32 -0400
Yeah... the man page tends to get out of date quickly. 'emerge --help' 
is usually more accurate.

If I have some time I may submit some updates to the man page.

On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 04:14:30PM +0800, Michael Boman wrote:
> 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 Please take note, the man page is out-of-date.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 ;)
> 
> Thanks Jon!
> 
> Best regards
>  Michael Boman
> 
> > 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 ;)
> > > 
> 
> -- 
> Michael Boman
> Security Architect, SecureCiRT Pte Ltd
> http://www.securecirt.com



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