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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: Building custom package for multi-arch/system
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:12:54
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Building custom package for multi-arch/system by Zac Medico
Zac Medico posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 03:59:27 -0800 as excerpted:

> The clients need sys-apps/portage installed, but not the whole portage > tree (although the profiles directory can be useful for the profile and > package moves). The clients should set PORTAGE_BINHOST in make.conf, so > that binary packages are automatically downloaded with the emerge -g > option.
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. -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman