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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Building custom package for multi-arch/system
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:23:57
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Building custom package for multi-arch/system by Duncan <>
On 01/30/2010 10:11 AM, Duncan wrote:
> Thanks. I knew the PORTAGE_BINHOST and --config-root bits, but hadn't > thought about the tree not being needed, save for the profiles. I > recently setup a netbook based on a Gentoo image compiled elsewhere, and > while it's now functional, I'm still tweaking stuff, including the portage > arrangement. That I don't need the entire gentoo tree for emerging > binpkgs is thus quite interesting new information at this point. =:^) > > Does that happen to be documented anywhere? I'd not seen it before.
No, not really. The binhost support was updated in portage-2.1.6, with support for the $PKGDIR/Packages file. Since then it's a lot more appealing. -- Thanks, Zac