Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Jacob Godserv <jacobgodserv@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Building custom package for multi-arch/system
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:21:37
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Building custom package for multi-arch/system by Max Arnold
On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:13, Max Arnold <lwarxx@×××××.com> wrote:
> Can someone share his experience of using Catalyst or Metro as generator of binary package > updates for precompiled client machines?  How smooth it is in the long run?
I use metro (wrote a little HOWTO on it: < >) and it asks emerge to --buildpkg at every stage. It keeps binaries separate per stage. The end result, as long as you told it not to clean, is three folders with a binary repo in each. It will re-use these binaries in future stage builds, if you don't clean it out. If you don't want it building stages, it's very easy to configure metro to do exactly what you want. It still has to be figured out to some extent, but the format is much simpler than catalyst and takes less time to customize properly. I'm not sure what "long run" looks like as I have yet to enter the "long run". As far as I can tell, metro will always build and update binary repositories when you ask it to. ;) -- Jacob "For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now — and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." Are you ready?