Gubuntu (Portage in Ubuntu) :)

sunmicroman ulist at
Thu Mar 24 16:28:17 UTC 2005

Maximilian Gerlach Wrote: 
> >
> Mhm - more or less :)
> Portage is (in its function) similar to Debian's (and therefore
> Ubuntu's) 'apt', but it downloads the programs (as source) not from a
> repository, but from the 'original' place itself. Inside the
> 'ebuilds' (think of it as an equivalent of .deb files) somebody added
> the dependencies of this program, a description, commands that take
> care
> of compiling it properly, links to needed patches, and so on.
> Any corrections from the (former?) gentoo users? :)

Yup, that's about it. And IMHO, it is the best package
manager/installer of any Linux distro on the planet. Better than
apt-get and WAY better than yum. Mainly because it seems to have like
10X the software than any repository and gets updated daily. I would
love to see this incorporated into Ubuntu. I like Ubuntu and use it as
my main distro simply because it saves me the hassle (and hours) of a
Gentoo install (unless you use Jollix).


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