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Old 07-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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Gentoo Prefix Bootstrap process


Can this

Be used to build "difficult" packages in OpenSolaris...?


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Thank you so much for your post.
Old 10-21-2011, 04:18 AM   #3
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Sure, it is great

It is really great. It works perfectly for the most common packages, and the others, you have a good frameworks and set of policies to fix it an collaborate.

In general, the benefits are:
  • Consistent thirdparty software installation, consistent between platforms and server , inpedently of the Unix underlying platform and OS.
  • Package system (portage), that eases maintenance: No more adhoc installations.
  • Consistent dependencies and automatic dependency resolution, atomatic download and compilation. Almost everything will compile fine straight away.
  • Security: Packaged sums checked and tested.
  • A lot of the best opensource software avaiable, easy to install and maintain.
  • All software tested and "guaranted" by the technical high-profile gentoo community.
  • Standarized way of manage software (gentoo way)

You will have 99% of the job done.


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