Next to the usual support for ebuilds, portage supports building and installing binary packages. This guide explains how to create them, how to install them and how to setup a binary package server.
Fitzcarraldo wrote:luckylinux, do you know that you can create binary packages in Gentoo? See the Gentoo Wiki article Binary package guide:Next to the usual support for ebuilds, portage supports building and installing binary packages. This guide explains how to create them, how to install them and how to setup a binary package server.
Fitzcarraldo wrote:If you want to install Entropy in Gentoo, see the SL Wiki article HOWTO: Install from an existing Linux system.
Fitzcarraldo wrote:If you want to create your own Entropy packages and share them with others, see Community Repositories.
Fitzcarraldo wrote:The 'step by step' instructions are given in the SL Wiki: follow the link in the SL forum post to the Wiki article, and the links in that article. But, based on what you have written, it sounds to me like you need to set up your own Linux distribution with your own package manager (which could be Entropy) and its own package repository. The Entropy source code is available on-line (click on the link 'Git' at the top of this page and you'll see the link in the list). I know of at least one other distribution that uses (or used to use*) Entropy as its package manager (Nova Linux). Good luck!
* Up to Nova 2.0, the distribution was based on Gentoo, but from Nova 2.1 onwards Nova is based on Ubuntu.
luckylinux wrote:I want to control the packages versions with a package manager better than emerge.
Does Entropy handle dependencies better (or at least list all dependencies-related problems) than portage/emerge?
In that case I think a Gentoo ecosystem + Entropy + Custom scripts to automate builds & control packages versions may do the trick.
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