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From: Bill Anderson <bill@×××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tom
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:00:41
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tom by (Achim Gottinger)
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: >>, #rocklinux on >> >> 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? ;^)=
> >> 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 ( 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. Bill


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tom Bill Anderson <bill@×××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tom (Achim Gottinger)