[sf-lug] Gentoo Binary Project
jim at well.com
Fri Aug 29 21:27:42 PDT 2008
extra cool! when can you teach us how to
walk the debian walk? if there are only a
few who're interested, we could meet at my
place or the place that someone else offers.
On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 20:49 -0700, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> 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)
> World! (-:
> I would just love to also teach people about the Debian way!
> -- Asheesh.
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