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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: [wolf31o2@gentoo.org: Re: Fw: Some questions about Gentoo]
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 15:44:34
Message-Id: 46F687C2.1010506@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-project] Re: [wolf31o2@gentoo.org: Re: Fw: Some questions about Gentoo] by Ryan Hill
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Hi.

Ryan Hill wrote:
> Donnie Berkholz wrote: >> From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> > >> Gentoo Linux has over 12,000 packages in the tree. We make no >> distinction between source and binary packages other than adding -bin to >> the end of the name of a binary package. We do not subdivide our >> packages into any arbitrary structure of support or freeness, but we do >> divide the repository into multiple categories, to ease browsing and >> also to resolve name conflicts. Since Gentoo uses its own package >> manager, all packages are done entirely in-house. > > It might also be worth mentioning that within each package we have a > division of stable and testing versions. Each architecture we support > can be independent as far as what versions are in stable or testing, but > are generally the same to preserve developer sanity. ;) > >
It would also be interesting talking about overlays and explaining that we have official and unofficial overlays. - -- Regards, Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org Gentoo- forums / Userrel -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.7 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFG9ofBcAWygvVEyAIRAj0jAKCT6UR+j6qy5qSLLkaIC0dMsfP1vwCfT9PO fAe/G63+FkjoELwc7GNr96o= =Z+dU -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-project@g.o mailing list