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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Can I install applications from a livedvd? Reply with quote

Hi!
I have installed gentoo by stage3. and now I have a livedvd, it include a lot of applications, can I install those applications on my gentoo from the livedvd ? :?:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

short answer is no. See "Working with Gentoo" and "Working with portage" in the handbook for a discussion of application installation.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jusong,

DONAHUE has provided the short answer. The longer answer is maybe but you won't really want to.
You can use the quickpkg tool to make binary tarball of installed packages, move them to your install and use emerge -K to install from the binaries.
However, these binaries won't match your CFLAGS, nor will the match your USE flags.

It you think that installing binaries is a good idea, you are missing the point of Gentoo. Gentoo provides you with a toolkit to build your own Linux install your way.
When you use binaries, you are giving up that. Still, Gentoo is about choice, you choose.

Oh, a word of warning, the LiveDVD is about 6 months old now so if you use its binaries, your Gentoo will be about 6 months old too.
It will be hard work but very educational getting that up to date. A 'follow the handbook' install will be a faster route to a current state..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
Jusong,

DONAHUE has provided the short answer. The longer answer is maybe but you won't really want to.
You can use the quickpkg tool to make binary tarball of installed packages, move them to your install and use emerge -K to install from the binaries.
However, these binaries won't match your CFLAGS, nor will the match your USE flags.

It you think that installing binaries is a good idea, you are missing the point of Gentoo. Gentoo provides you with a toolkit to build your own Linux install your way.
When you use binaries, you are giving up that. Still, Gentoo is about choice, you choose.

Oh, a word of warning, the LiveDVD is about 6 months old now so if you use its binaries, your Gentoo will be about 6 months old too.
It will be hard work but very educational getting that up to date. A 'follow the handbook' install will be a faster route to a current state..


Thank you for your careful answer, you awoke me, I should build myself linux.
In addition,about quickpkg, I have read emerge's man page, and there is an annotation of -K "All the binary packages must be available at the time of dependency calculation or emerge will simply abort.", that's means I have to use the quickpkg tool to make all binarys that be dependtent。it's a little ttrouble. :(
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