On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 11:35:16PM +0000, Thomas Flavel wrote:
> > > How would gentoo be installed on a 386?
> > Very slowly. 386's and bzip2-compressed packages don't exactly get along :)
> :) Is it feasible to have two alternate install routes; one compiling from scratch
> and the other pre-compiled?
> > If there's a need, we can create a 386-compatible build.
> 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.
Right now, it's possible to install the minimal sys.tbz2 tarball and build everything
else using portage. If you like, you can then remerge the sys binaries so that they
have your desired optimization settings:
ebuild foo.ebuild remerge
The only one you don't want to remerge is the "baselayout" ebuild, since this will wipe
out any changes you've made to your passwd, group, fstab, etc.
Daniel Robbins <email@example.com>
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.