Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Thomas Flavel <thomasfl@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] odds and ends
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:43:00
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] odds and ends by
On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 03:29:04PM -0700, drobbins@g.o wrote:

> 1.0_rc4-pre2 is fully compatible with all modern Intel and Intel-compatible > processors, from the i486 on up. While 1.0_rc4-pre2 is optimized for the > 486, Achim plans to build several different versions of 1.0_rc4 optimized for > various processors. 1.0_rc4-pre2 has been tested on K6 systems and works
I don't understand why not a 386? I kind of expected the distcd to be 386 binaries, and then to compile and install optimised to whatever my processor happens to be? What am I mis-understanding? ;) How would gentoo be installed on a 386?
> sys-* layout > ------------ > > Achim and I have resolved how to determine what goes in the sys-* categories. > We are breaking with FreeBSD tradition by making the sys-* categories contain > _only_ a barebones, minimal system -- the minimal Gentoo system that can still > recompile itself, with a few exceptions. Previously, what was included in > sys-* was more of a subjective thing, i.e. what I would like to see in a basic > Gentoo Linux server install, the tools I personally like, etc. > > Rather than do this, we're going to be integrating some new functionality into > Portage that's going to be very, very nice and will allow everyone to have the > kind of "base" system that they like. Portage will recognize your selection not > only at install time, but throughout the lifetime of your system, prompting you > to upgrade or add new packages when necessary.
Excellent. Roughly what size is minimum now? - Tom


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] odds and ends drobbins@g.o
Re: [gentoo-dev] odds and ends (Achim Gottinger)