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From: 320095285153-0001@... (Achim Gottinger)
Subject: Re: odds and ends
Date: Wed Jan 24 16:38:01 2001
Thomas Flavel wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 03:29:04PM -0700, drobbins@g.o wrote:
> > 1.0_rc4-pre2 is fully compatible with all modern Intel and Intel-compatible
> > processors, from the i486 on up.  While 1.0_rc4-pre2 is optimized for the
> > 486, Achim plans to build several different versions of 1.0_rc4 optimized for
> > various processors.  1.0_rc4-pre2 has been tested on K6 systems and works
> I don't understand why not a 386? I kind of expected the distcd to be 386
> binaries, and then to compile and install optimised to whatever my processor
> happens to be? What am I mis-understanding? ;)
> How would gentoo be installed on a 386?

You can build all the sys packages with a CHOST of i386-pc-linux-gnu and merge them
to some temporary place.
Then chroot there and recompile and remerge all packages. Eighter do this a few times
or follow the dependencies
starting by glibc to be sure you have no statically linked in i486 assembler code in
there. Then you can build the
other stuff you need and you should have a i386 based system.
Do you still use i386 ? My oldest is an i486SX/25 with a 200MB HD running as a
firewall here under gentoo.
The i486 version is definetly slower that the i686 version we had before using i386
won't make things better.
If there really is a need for a i386 version I can build one.

> > sys-* layout
> > ------------
> >
> > Achim and I have resolved how to determine what goes in the sys-* categories.
> > We are breaking with FreeBSD tradition by making the sys-* categories contain
> > _only_ a barebones, minimal system -- the minimal Gentoo system that can still
> > recompile itself, with a few exceptions.  Previously, what was included in
> > sys-* was more of a subjective thing, i.e. what I would like to see in a basic
> > Gentoo Linux server install, the tools I personally like, etc.
> >
> > Rather than do this, we're going to be integrating some new functionality into
> > Portage that's going to be very, very nice and will allow everyone to have the
> > kind of "base" system that they like.  Portage will recognize your selection not
> > only at install time, but throughout the lifetime of your system, prompting you
> > to upgrade or add new packages when necessary.
> Excellent. Roughly what size is minimum now?

Currently about 200MB with lots of package-docs, and the development tools, but if
you unmerge
all sys-devel packages beside the c++-libs and spython remove /usr/doc and /usr/src
and all the static libs in /lib and /usr/lib you only need about 130MB and still have
a runable system. Other optimizations could be turning of building
of localdata-stuff in glibc removing unneccesary zoneinfo and terminfo entrys...

Hmm, maybe we should introduce a new USE flag to trigger build of packages with only
the really neccesary stuff.


> - Tom
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Re: odds and ends
-- Thomas Flavel
Re: odds and ends
-- drobbins
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Re: odds and ends
-- Thomas Flavel
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