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Zac Medico posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 03:59:27 -0800 as excerpted:
> The clients need sys-apps/portage installed, but not the whole portage
> tree (although the profiles directory can be useful for the profile and
> package moves). The clients should set PORTAGE_BINHOST in make.conf, so
> that binary packages are automatically downloaded with the emerge -g
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.
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