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From: Michael Boman <michael.boman@××××××××××.com>
To: Gentoo Development List <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Setting up a local Gentoo mirror for pre-compiled packages?
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 16:02:40
1 I want to setup a local binary Gentoo mirror so my machines doesn't need
2 to compile the packages themself (get pre-compiled software) and also
3 only get software that has been tested on the particular hardware (the
4 'client' machines are all the same hardware spec, except memory and cpu
5 speed, so CFLAGS are not changed.. and my USE flags are also same across
6 the machines. What I've figured out is:
8 - I need to assign a machine to be a "auto-builder", just build everything
9 I want/need as pre-compiled packages
10 - I need a repository to store the packages
11 - Need to setup some kind of mirror I can point the other machines to
12 for their rsync mirror
13 - Make sure that the machines only uses the local repository for packages,
14 and always get the pre-compiled version of it
16 Anyone have done some doc's to accomplish this? Where can I find those
17 if they exist?
19 Also, is it possible to tell emerge to use another root (/)
20 when installing new packages, or is 'chroot' the
21 only option? I am experimenting with Solaris live
22 upgrade methology and want portage to update the cold
23 partition. has
24 a description how Sun's Live upgrade works.
26 Best regards
27 Michael Boman
29 --
30 Michael Boman
31 Security Architect, SecureCiRT Pte Ltd