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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Why "emerge" instead of "compile?" Reply with quote

It just occurred to me to ask after all these years of using Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is to avoid merging two different processes under the same word.

In Gentoo, emerge includes fetching, configuring (for compilation), compiling (usually, but not always), installing, and registering the activity in a package manager.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef,

Portage is based on the BSD Ports system.
The e* names come from Enoch, which was the distro that drobbins was working on that became Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

compile is only one of the several phases and not even necessarily executed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nor is everything compiled, even when src_compile is used.

make can be used to build anything ;-)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrash was already taken? :)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys, learned something new about Gentoo today.

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