Gubuntu (Portage in Ubuntu) :)

Nathan Sprangers farruinn at
Thu Mar 24 23:57:02 UTC 2005

On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:33:51 +0100, Maximilian Gerlach <m at> wrote:
> 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? :)

My only correction is that this system is more like the BSD ports system
than the apt/dpkg system.

Many people think that by using gentoo their system will run better
because it will be "optimized" for their hardware.  I don't buy into
this - I have older computers so having to build every package I want
would be quite painful.  If users really think that they'll get a boost
from compiling things themselves take a look at the 'apt-get source'

Nathan Sprangers  <farruinn at>

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