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On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 03:40:02AM -0400, Jon Portnoy wrote:
> I think the -K option for emerge does this.
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 03:36:21PM +0800, Michael Boman wrote:
> > Is there a way to let machines only see (updated) pre-compiled packages
> > when they do 'emerge -p world'? I am thinking of providing a local
> > repository of "authorized/tested" software over NFS and when you do
> > 'emerge world' it will take the latest version from the pre-compiled
> > pile of packages, totally ignoring what is availble as ebuild's from
> > rsync.gentoo.org or in the PORTAGE_OVERLAY dir..
> > Doable? How?
From the emerge man-page:
Tells emerge to use binary packages (from $PKGDIR) if they are
available, thus possibly avoiding some time-consuming compiles.
This option is useful for CD installs; you can export
PKGDIR=/mnt/cdrom/packages and then use this option to have
emerge "pull" binary packages from the CD in order to satisfy
My biggest problem is the wording
"to use binary packages (from $PKGDIR) >>if<< they are available"
It hints that if a newer ebuild is availble it will still be compiled,
and not taken from the pre-compiled repository.
If I am wrong please let me know ;)
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