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On Thu, 10 Apr 2003 00:13:30 +0000
Noah Justin Norris <gentoo@...> wrote:
> Is there any interest to start a binary release of gentoo with
> binaries. Im talking the entire source tree i know many people that
> would switch to gentoo if they would not have to compile every thing
> from source . not everyone has the fastest computer out there.
Well, thats one thing thats an interesting idea, another would be to
track our "stable" tree and keep updating the system of GRP binaries to
provide for this.. do note that this means that a system cannot be used
for testing things in a "normal" way (installing odd things that might
be dependencies or not)
To do the whole tree as binary is an impossibility, if nothing else so
for license issues. But continuously providing it could be a welcome
I know I'd welcome it, as a far simpler way of installing and keeping my
celeron running.. But I think it'd require some more portage hacking
to "make it work", at least the following.
a) package signing
b) configured default binary locations
c) binary-vs-source preference
to do more than one set of USE flags would be overkill imo, and harder
to implement in "true" form.
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