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From: David Chamberlain <daybird@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Installer (2) [LARGE]
Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 09:16:28
1 I have no problem with the idea of an installer. The more tools the better.
2 On the other hand, a possible problem with Anaconda: I haven't used it,
3 but I assume it's x86 only? If so, we can't use it on ppc, sparc etc.
4 One of gentoo's greatest virtues is portability (look for more ports
5 appearing over the next few months), and I would encourage anyone
6 writing tools to bear this in mind. For a quick fix, anaconda may be
7 fine (we'll just live without the installer on ppc), but is there any
8 reason why, in the long term, the --buildpkg/--usepkg features of
9 portage couldn't be leveraged in place of the rpms? A virtue of this is
10 that portage itself could be tweaked to enhance the installer if
11 necessary, since it's our tool, not RedHat's.
13 Regards,
15 David


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