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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: Steve Long <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
Cc: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: Gentoo <--> Sabayon Relation
Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2007 20:38:50
In Reply to: [gentoo-project] Re: Gentoo <--> Sabayon Relation by Steve Long
On 8/4/07, Steve Long <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk> wrote:
> Alec Warner wrote: > > > So to sum up, we don't support it because it has really bad make.conf > > settings (CFLAGS/LDFLAGS). It would be like saying 'we support you > > using -ffast-math'. Which is false, we will tell you to rebuild your > > system without -ffast-math. If you come to me with a sabayon problem, > > I'll tell you to rebuild your system with sane build flags unless you > > have good evidence that those flags are not the problem. Most Sabayon > > users are not prepared to do that. > > > > I don't understand why he didn't just do a binary distro; that's what gentoo > is setup to make (as a meta-distro.) The only reason I can think of is lack > of resources, and that's one of the reasons I think of it as leeching, > since gentoo infra is used to supply portage and distfiles. The other thing > is, there probably wasn't such good support for overlays when he started > (I'm guessing.) Nowadays, there are loads of em, and many herds have their > own overlays.
I would say because our binary repository format currently isn't exactly...what I'd call good. The code has improved a lot and I recall solar working on new stuff for distribution, I am unsure if it has reached stable. -- gentoo-project@g.o mailing list