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Old 05-08-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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Question Which distro building system is easier - Arch or Gentoo?


To compile programs that are not in the repos. Arch uses ABS. So is Gentoo's build system easier or more difficult than Arch'es?

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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Dont, ABS is an orphan, nobody updates it anymore...

I just download the code, do a ./configure, a ./make and a ./makeinstall - but staying INSIDE the repo is preferred...

By the way, the best way is the one that makes you reach your goal...but my way is valid for all distros...



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Did I type "rasier"?? That was embarrassing... I meant "easier".
 
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Um... orphan? But as far as I know "do a ./configure, a ./make and a ./makeinstall" only installs it into system but you can't make a package to use with "pacman -U". So how will Archers make packages?
 
Old 05-08-2011, 12:15 PM   #5
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So how will Archers make packages?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Makepkg
 
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #6
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Thanks. So it looks like the question is: which one is more simple - Arch's Makepkg or Gentoo's build system?

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