> Achim Gottinger wrote:
> > Thomas Flavel wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 07:29:01PM -0600, Bryce Porter wrote:
> >>> Tom:
> >>> "I'm just thinking along the lines of a minimum binary system where
> >>> absolutley needed, and compiling specifically everywhere else? I realise this would
> >>> be slow to install on slower systems, but, since we're all power users... ;)
> >>> Seriously though, I do think this would be a nice feature, unless there's
> >>> some practicality reason I'm missing."
> >>> -------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> I think this is a great idea. I heard of a GNU/Linux distrobution that
> >>> when installed compiled all selected packages from source, making it the
> >>> most optimized you could get for your specific machine. I think it was
> >>> called Rock Linux or something.
> >> Not heard of it, but a quick search on google reveals the predicatable url:
> >> http://www.rocklinux.org, #rocklinux on irc.openprojects.net.
> >> Looks to be faily mature (at least they're past 1.0 ;), supports ppc and alpha
> >> as well as x86.
> > Please send me you ppc, alpha, i64, mips, sparc machines and I will do the ports. :-)
> How about SSH access to an Alpha? Good enough? ;^)=
Is that an offer? Yes please.
> >> From what I can see it has a binary cd version, with the option
> >> to compile from source (the same thing I was talking about, if I understand them
> >> correctly). It describes it's package management as closer to FreeBSD than debian.
> >> It looks to be quite similar to gentoo to me, although not quite as advanced.
> > I took a look at the site and think that we need something similar to cfengine
> > sometimes.
> > I thougth about a minimum build system too, while I had to go back to i486 from i686.
> > There is another project linux-from-scratch (www.lfs.org i think) that creates a
> > statically linked set
> > of packages required for build first and then builds the rest with that bin's. Such a
> > set would require
> > about 50MB and it is not difficult to make a few modified packages for that.
> > This build-system could be placed on a gentoo-source cd together with a snapshot of the
> > port-tree.
> > Then you whould be able to boot with the source-cd and install a build.tbz2 instead of a
> > sys.tbz2.
> > Then you can chroot to that system and build everything from sources.
> > Additionally this offers the possibility to build gentoo from within another
> > linux-distro.
> > How do you guys think about that?
> Sounds rather cool to me.
I have made all the required packages for sys-build and currently testing building the
sys-stuff on it.
I can upload a build.tbz2 tomorrow i think.