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On 8/4/07, Steve Long <slong@...> wrote:
> Alec Warner wrote:
> > So to sum up, we don't support it because it has really bad make.conf
> > settings (CFLAGS/LDFLAGS). It would be like saying 'we support you
> > using -ffast-math'. Which is false, we will tell you to rebuild your
> > system without -ffast-math. If you come to me with a sabayon problem,
> > I'll tell you to rebuild your system with sane build flags unless you
> > have good evidence that those flags are not the problem. Most Sabayon
> > users are not prepared to do that.
> I don't understand why he didn't just do a binary distro; that's what gentoo
> is setup to make (as a meta-distro.) The only reason I can think of is lack
> of resources, and that's one of the reasons I think of it as leeching,
> since gentoo infra is used to supply portage and distfiles. The other thing
> is, there probably wasn't such good support for overlays when he started
> (I'm guessing.) Nowadays, there are loads of em, and many herds have their
> own overlays.
I would say because our binary repository format currently isn't
exactly...what I'd call good. The code has improved a lot and I
recall solar working on new stuff for distribution, I am unsure if it
has reached stable.
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