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From: Ryan Hill <dirtyepic@g.o>
Subject: Re: [wolf31o2@g.o: Re: Fw: Some questions about Gentoo]
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:43:26 -0600
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. ;)


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