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Old 07-09-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
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Portage on Fedora?

I was wonddering if I coul get portage (gentoo package managment) to work on fedora?
Old 07-09-2004, 11:11 PM   #2
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no, its rather not possible

portage uses ebuilds, which are scripts .. nothing more really

its mainly because of those cursed ebuild thingies (the ebuilds expect to be installing for Gentoo, and most have damned hardwired stuff to do, like installing /etc and bootup files, something that I'm sure fedora does different,

sure you could download the portage system, but after a few installs, it woulds probably break your system, as a ebuild might have placed a config file somewhere and fedora has no clue about it

(this is problem with portage, the ebuilds only work for 1 type of system, if they where more like config files and not scripts then you could configure portage to work with fedora nicely)
Old 07-09-2004, 11:54 PM   #3
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I found it
Im switching back to fedora now. Hell of a lot easier
and wid portage... well... even better


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