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On 01/30/2010 10:11 AM, Duncan wrote:
> Thanks. I knew the PORTAGE_BINHOST and --config-root bits, but hadn't
> thought about the tree not being needed, save for the profiles. I
> recently setup a netbook based on a Gentoo image compiled elsewhere, and
> while it's now functional, I'm still tweaking stuff, including the portage
> arrangement. That I don't need the entire gentoo tree for emerging
> binpkgs is thus quite interesting new information at this point. =:^)
> Does that happen to be documented anywhere? I'd not seen it before.
No, not really. The binhost support was updated in portage-2.1.6,
with support for the $PKGDIR/Packages file. Since then it's a lot