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Old 07-18-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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gentoo portage and cutom compiled apps


so i want to costom compile a package by hand.
is there a way to do this in a portage compatible way?

why is there no gentoo forum?
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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A gentoo forum:
http://forums.gentoo.org/

I believe the answer to your other question is yes, but I've never done it. The gentoo documentation is very good:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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Try using the "emerge --fetchonly" command. That should download the source and not install it, leaving you to do whatever you want with it.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 05:34 AM   #4
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in regards to the last post

Yeah that i know...
getting source code is never a problem.
what i'm hoping is possible is to compile an app (that is either a version not in portage or and app not in portage) and have portage know that it happened and know that the package is installed.

Say i want to compile ffmpeg by hand
then if i emerge mplayer it will build and install over MY ffmpeg. that would be a problem.

thanks for all repies
-s
 
Old 07-20-2006, 06:11 AM   #5
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/etc/portage/profile/package.provided

Create this file if it does not exist. I want to use latest version of x264 which I compile and install myself, so I have folloving line in the package.provided:

media-libs/x264-svn-20080000

Edit: The media-libs/x264-svn-xxx from portage is not installed indeed.

Last edited by Emerson; 07-20-2006 at 06:13 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 11:15 AM   #6
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outstanding

hey thanks i knew there must be a way.
cheers
 
  


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