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From: 320095285153-0001@... (Achim Gottinger)
Subject: Re: Re: Tom
Date: Thu Jan 25 04:47:01 2001
Thomas Flavel wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 07:29:01PM -0600, Bryce Porter wrote:
> >
> > Tom:
> > "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:
>, #rocklinux on
> 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. :-)

> 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 ( 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?

Bye Achim

> No offence if they're listening ;)
> - Tom
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