ok let me start off by saying that it takes FOREVER to compile X, KDE, and Gnome! It took me 2 days to compile and install to get a good working desktop, but oooh is it fast
Having said that, anyone who uses Gentoo has probably noticed the build up of package files in /usr/portage/distfiles
My question is whether it's safe to go ahead and delete these stored files, as they occupy a good chuck of HD space and they have already been installed/compiled? Also are there tmp directories that would need clearing out where the compiling took place? Isn't there a command to take care of all this (ie emerge -?)
Also is their an ftp server or something I can reference emerge to for software i dont wish to compile...a server that has actual installable binaries on it?
Im new to gentoo if you cant tell