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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Building with Portage, generating Pacman packages Reply with quote

I wonder if anybody else did try somthing like this already: I'd like to harness Portage to build packages tailored with USE flags and such for a specific target system, but wrap them up as Pacman packages. Note that I do not want to create packages to be distributed for Arch Linux, I'd just like to use its package manager for distribution, but with custom signing keys and such, while the underlying system is more or less a Gentoo system (baselayout, openrc, eudev, …) without Portage, the build toolchains and development files installed.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been done already:
Sabayon Linux

The only difference between your idea and this distro is that the creators package packages with debian's apt. Precompiled Binaries are stored in Repositories that are taken from Gentoo ~arch branches.

Sabayon Wiki wrote:
Sabayon is based on Gentoo's testing branch, which is about on par with Debian Sid releases. Entropy takes packages from Gentoo testing and they are pre-compiled, then offered to you in binary form. There is a time delay from when Sabayon compiles these packages for Entropy and when you receive them. It is recommended to only use 1 of the package managers(either Entropy or Portage) to avoid any possible conflicts as a result of the time delay. Generally, Entropy packages will be slightly more stable because they will have already been released in Gentoo testing for a period of time(exact amount of time varies), prior to being released in Entropy.


Entropy=Binary Portage
Equo = Binary emerge
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