Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Harry Holt <harryholt@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: Outside of portage (was Re: [gentoo-amd64] Kernel-3.3.0 and Nvidia-drivers)
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:04:00
In Reply to: Re: Outside of portage (was Re: [gentoo-amd64] Kernel-3.3.0 and Nvidia-drivers) by Barry Schwartz
The only thing I use outside of Portage is Tomcat.  Because I'm a webapp
developer and the Portage package is a big, steaming PITA.

Sorry about the top-post.  Gmail on Android.

... HE
 On Mar 22, 2012 7:29 PM, "Barry Schwartz" <chemoelectric@×××××××××××××.org>

> Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com> skribis: > > I only install things outside of portage into my home directory > > (pretending like I don't have root access), or very rarely install a > > single binary into /usr/local/bin. For anything else I'll make my own > > ebuild (or try to, anyway) and put it in my local overlay. > > I use local overlays (the main one also available on GitHub) more than > going outside Portage. But it occurred to me that I also install > calibre outside of Portage, in /usr/local; it’s notorious for not > working when repackaged. And I do have parts of TeXLive installed by > Portage because they get pulled in, but if I actually want to use TeX > I have the real, complete TeXLive distribution installed in my home. > >