Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Michael Cummings <mcummings@××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] new iso question...
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 06:38:30
1 Ok, maybe this is out there and I've just missed it. If so, burn me at
2 the stake, flame me, yada yada yada.
4 I know there are iso's for the basic (stage1), and an iso for the
5 stage2&3 that is specific to the optimized (but particular hardware)
6 user, but are there gentoo isos that contain tarballs of the "common"
7 get up and go packages from stage 2 and 3?
9 Here's my line of thought...user wants to install gentoo, but has
10 intermittent or lackluster access from the system in question. the iso
11 with stages 2 and 3 isn't good for his hardware, which only leaves him
12 the stage1 - which requires internet access. Would it be possible to
13 have a monthly iso that contains the stage 2 and 3 source packages? Or
14 am I completely off my rocker, and that's what's on the other iso and
15 I've just been loopy thinking that they were precompiled packages? This
16 third iso wouldn't have to be billed as up to date, just usable. I know
17 that personally, this would have come in handy when building a box that
18 had a linksys wireless card - couldn't get online until the linksys was
19 working, but couldn't get the linksys working until i was online (the
20 wireless utils built into the cd, at least at 1.1a, weren't right for
21 the hardware in question).
23 Thanks,
25 Mike