[sf-lug] Gentoo Binary Project
asheesh at asheesh.org
Fri Aug 29 20:49:29 PDT 2008
On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Justin Ryan wrote:
> Sure, then to get software which isn't available or up-to-date, you
> install portage-prefix, which then installs new copies of all the stuff
> that Ubuntu and Debian installed for you, and they fight it out with
> light sabers. Last time I emerge -u system in my prefix setup, which I
> use to build one package that I don't have on Ubuntu, it took a day.
That's why there's the apt-src package, which automates building new
or customized versions of packages for the Debian world.
> I've actually been thinking about using Portage to generate rpm and
> deb packages, for creating minidistributions, and also for making it
> simpler to deploy some things I use portage-prefix fore.
> I find ebuilds easier to write, update, modify, etc.. than I've ever
> found .spec or the dpkg directory structure.
This is a very good point - would people like me to do a teach-in about
how to build Debian packages, how to contribute them to Debian/Ubuntu, and
hwo to upgrade existing packages beyond what the Debian maintainer has
It would really do better in a better venue than the Javacat - but we were
discussing different venues before.
I'm not going to say people shouldn't work on phillip's binary Gentoo
project - by all means, do what you like! It's a Free (and open source)
I would just love to also teach people about the Debian way!
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