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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: portage on windows? Reply with quote

Did I got it right? There was once a port of portage on Windows? I really need something that can do install of gentoo binary packages for my project (I will port it my self if there is no Windows port).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You refer to the geNToo homepage anouncing a port for the windows NT microkernel?

AFAIK that was a hoax for april 1.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe this one? http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Gentoo_on_WINDOWS
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally im keeping an eye on react os http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen that, but Interix homepage says it is not for free any more. Reading the forum post refered on the page from the gentoo-wiki, I've found out that there is SFU freely (M$ free != GNU free) available binary. This will save a lot of time. Thanx guys.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no official Windows port of Gentoo and there hopefully never will.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, too, hope it will never be. But, when you have jersk profesors at the University, you don't have a choice. Thanx for all the answers!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interix is broken, and the attempt to port portage was never properly completed. If you want interix, I would suggest using a BSD as a wrapper layer.

Cygwin is supposed to work, never tried it.

CoLinux works and is pretty straight forward.

All run on Windows.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Portage cannot handle windows components, that's probably obvious. If you want to run gentoo on windows, you have relevant article. And geNToo was surely an april fool joke.

edit: slightly misunderstood the author's intentions, but now I think this post is quite funny ;-)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the geNToo article was an April fools, but they did so much work making it plausible, that in fact they provided the concept and links for the Portage on Interix/SFU idea, which works, even if badly. (It needs a LOT of work.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unther wrote:
Interix is broken, and the attempt to port portage was never properly completed. If you want interix, I would suggest using a BSD as a wrapper layer.

Cygwin is supposed to work, never tried it.

CoLinux works and is pretty straight forward.

All run on Windows.

broken and incredibly slow!!!
did you ever tryed to compile something on SFU?

why not using pkgsrc on interix?
http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/software/packages.html#platforms

and why do you need Gentoo or linux on top of windows...
several solution exist...but it depend on what your problem is
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An option that would probably be easier and better IMHO, would be to run Windows on top of Gentoo, via VMware. That way, you would not have to worry about getting portage to work on Windows. But maybe I have your issue all wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From his "jerky professors" quote I'm guessing hes not allowed to install any kind of Linux at his Uni.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not want to post anything till I do a little research. I need livecd that can store config, packages and stuff on windows partition. The problem was ntfs being ro, but then I "discovered" ntfs3g. I know this is not rock solid implementation, but it will do the job, so noe need for portage on Windows any more. Oh, what a great news!!! Anyway, your posts were very helpful. Thanx!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

meka wrote:
but then I "discovered" ntfs3g. I know this is not rock solid implementation

What do you mean it's not rock solid? Reliability wise it seems to be completely stable, i.e. I don't know about any possible data corruption scenario (see the testing process: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/quality.html#testmethods). Some features are indeed missing but those are not affecting data integrity.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

please add [solved]to your post
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