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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: Question about Gentoo-Server
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:42:04 +0100
On Monday 29 September 2008 08:01:49 Ladislav Laska wrote:
> Hi,
>
> there is a little easier way. I'm using it for some time now.
>
> You can use -B parameter (build package only) and then install with -K
> parameter (you'll split the process into two parts - build and tbz2
> pkg and install binary package). You can even run emerge -B from cron
> script, as long as your machine is powerful enough and you'll keep
> track of packages (note that world keyword will always get you same
> set of packages)
>
> Works well, especially when you don't have time to sit and wait to
> compile few more pkgs to complete update and not to ruin your system
> when problem rises and you'll not be there to solve it.
>
> Hope I helped at least a little.

What you can even do is build stuff on a secondary machine, and then use the 
binary package repository support (-G) to get the stuff from that machine onto 
another one and effectively you have the same functionality as a binary OS.

Paul

-- 
Paul de Vrieze
Gentoo Developer
Mail: pauldv@g.o
Homepage: http://www.devrieze.net



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