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To: Justin Vander Ziel <zielot@...>
From: drobbins@g.o
Subject: Re: Bug report, Portage question, No sources included
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 20:38:33 -0700
On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 07:51:58PM -0600, Justin Vander Ziel wrote:

> Unless you're thinking of modules, I think it would be better to include a
> few kernel variations and the dd command in the boot cd. I thought it was odd
> that this was omitted anyways. I had to create a boot disk in Windows using
> rawrite. (well actually, I learned later that I really was able to install
> grub from the grub prompt on the CD. Since I had never used GRUB and always
> LILO, this business was all new to me then.)

We're working on improving hardware support.  The main reason there's no PCMCIA
support is that I don't have a laptop.  So, I can't really test any PCMCIA stuff.

> Actually I may be looking in the wrong place, but all that I found in
> /usr/src/linux were the kernel headers which were installed with sys.tbz2 -
> but no source code. Actually, I did not find source code ANYWHERE which
> surprised me given the idea behind this distro to roll your own. Or perhaps I
> misunderstood and the idea is to UPDATE with source code?? (See my first
> question) Or perhaps, even worse, I'm more of a newbie than I think.

When you do this:

# ebuild foo-1.2.ebuild merge

The sources for foo-1.2 will be automatically downloaded either from the Gentoo
Linux mirror, or from the original download site.  The downloaded files are
stored in /usr/portage/distfiles.  We'll most likely be providing a "sources"
ISO image soon for those who don't have a fairly decent link to the Internet.

-- 
Daniel Robbins					<drobbins@g.o>
President/CEO					http://www.gentoo.org 
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.			

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Bug report, Portage question, No sources included
-- Justin Vander Ziel
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