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Re: [ITP] Gentoo Portage 2.0.54
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 22:16:30 -0500
- Subject: Re: [ITP] Gentoo Portage 2.0.54
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On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 08:49:16PM -0500, Jason Alonso wrote:
>I've been around since the days of B18, but I've been a quiet one...
>I have ported portage to Cygwin. There are still a lot of rough edges
>(and a lot of work to do on the ebuild front), but essential
>emerge/unmerge/ebuild/quickpkg functionality is operational. The
>system succeeds in building "patch", patching itself, and installing.
>To make that clear: portage builds patch, patches portage, and
>Downloads, docs (*cough* [no really, I coughed]... a couple READMEs),
>overlays, and a setup.hint are available here:
This isn't really an ITP since it doesn't follow the guidelines.
How about starting by telling us what portage is and why it would be
useful for Cygwin?
I actually use gentoo here and know what portage is but I think it would
make sense for you to explain why this would be useful. Personally, I'm
not really sure that this is a direction that we want to go but maybe I'm