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To: francis <francis.west@...>
From: John Davis <zhen@g.o>
Subject: Re: stage23
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 12:20:48 -0500
On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 06:09, francis wrote:
> Hello guys,
> 	I've been experimenting with catalyst,  I was looking to deploy some
> network appliances/embedded systems using catalyst.  I've been using
> catalyst to build stages however i would like to have some more control
> over what goes into them! and so I have a few questions!
> 1.  i would like to know if it is possible to control what gets compiled
> into a stage3? and if so how? 

A stage 3 is just a stage2 that has had an 'emerge system' done to it.
The packages that get pulled in by 'emerge system' are called system
packages and are designated in the profile that you are using to build.
Check out /etc/make.profile/packages; the packages prefixed by a * are
system packages. To change what system packages you want in your stages,
I would create a different profile (probably named
$myprofile-$arch-2004.0) and make your changes there. To get catalyst to
use that profile, just set rel_type to $myprofile in your specfile. Note
that if you change $arch or 2004.0, you will have to make the
appropriate changes in your spec file as well.

> 2.  i would also like to be able to control how the packages are built,
> i've added a new subarch and set some use parameters for that, but i
> really wanted to go the full way,  i thought there would be a similar
> option to 'grp/use:' for stage3 ?

Check out make.defaults in the profile and edit the var called

> 3.  will FEATURES work from the envscript?  i am guessing setting USE=
> will break the build system?

Its all in the profile :)

> thank you, hopefully i've asked this on the right mailing list.
> Francis

Yup :)

If you are really interested in the embedded stuff, hop onto irc and go
to #gentoo-embedded. They love their embeddedness there.

John Davis
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