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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [wolf31o2@g.o: Re: Fw: Some questions about Gentoo]
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 15:35:30 +0000
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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.


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Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel
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