Gentoo Archives: gentoo-catalyst

From: "Robert Šmol" <smol.robert@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-catalyst@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-catalyst] small distros - setups and practices?
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 18:02:58
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-catalyst] small distros - setups and practices? by Max Arnold
1 Will take chance for question here.
3 We ran into similar scenario as well when we designed virtualized Gentoo
4 infrastructure and we found out that emerge/portage has not complete (read
5 perfect) support for binaries (i.e. different USE flags for different
6 machines).
8 Can you explain more about your project? It seems it really fits our needs.
9 Some of our thoughts were to have this builder machine available as XEN
10 domU, it would build the packages in chroot and then serve them to machines
11 url as:
13 PORTAGE_BINHOST="http://packages.builder.domain/<machine-type>/"
15 Some other crazy ideas involved some extension to emerge/portage like:
16 Slave - hey, this is my /var/lib/portage/world, my USE flags
17 (/etc/make.conf) and I want such and such package
18 Master - calculating a bit and providing Slave with packages
20 (but this is overkill)
22 At the moment I have working prototype which is fine because machines are
23 updated and it is doable, at the same moment it needs a lot of love because
24 it is just a dirty hack (like scripts to easily start chroot, config apache,
25 etc...).
27 I do not know catalyst much, all I know it is possible to do stage4 with
28 this (i.e. build up2date XEN domu machine). I appreciate any hints on how to
29 incorporate this into something slightly bigger.
31 I am looking for anyone interested in this, lets join effort guys.
33 Aloha,
35 Robert


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Re: [gentoo-catalyst] small distros - setups and practices? Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>