As far as I know, this path is envisioned but since I needs some large
investments, there is not much to tell about when this is to come. It
is in the line of development, however.
To give you another 302, you might look around in the gentoo-portage
list, because there this idea will be cooked. We OSXers will probably
be the first ones to consume (use) it.
Maybe this helps a bit
m h wrote:
> I posted in the gentoo-dev mailing list yesterday, but figured I'd post
> here since it is somewhat closer related. I'm investigating the
> differences between portage and openpkg. For those who don't know about
> openpkg, openpkg allows one to install rpms in a sandboxed environment
> accross multiple unix platforms (bsd, redhat, debian, gentoo,...). It
> consists of a way to bootstrap an environment and a bunch of spec files
> used to create rpms specifically tailored for that platform. The idea
> being you could run the "same" components across different platforms in
> your environment.
> It seems that Fink and Portage for OSX are providing similar
> functionality on top of OSX. My question is what would be involved in
> generalizing the Portage OSX port to unix platforms similar to what
> openpkg is doing. An example might be that while I need to run Suse at
> work, I could install portage into a sandboxed location and enter that
> environment. This would allow me to run newer components, better
> integrated, security patched, etc, while still having the corporate
> environment if I needed it.
> Ideally the benefits for doing this would be to allow many platforms to
> take advantage of portage, use the large ebuild tree (openpkg has ~400
> components), as well as use ebuilds that are tested probably a little
> bit more than openpkg (I believe the gentoo install base is a least one
> or two orders of magnitude larger than openpkg).
> Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions are appreciated.
Gentoo for Mac OS X
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