On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:29:40 +1000
"Sam Jorna (wraeth)" <wra...@gentoo.org> wrote:

> On 09/08/17 04:20, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 19:32:48 +0200
> > Kristian Fiskerstrand <k...@gentoo.org> wrote:  
> >>  - You might be applying local patches through /etc/portage/patches
> >> that are distributed to all clients  
> > 
> > This might be the strongest reason. Though would only apply to stuff
> > like say kernel sources. Not sure what patches could be applied to a
> > binary ebuild, -bin. A patch would not effect src_install per my
> > understanding.  
> There's also the fact that binpkgs may be manually installed exactly
> as the package manager would have installed it, rather than extracting
> whatever upstream supplies verbatim. 

What then is the benefit? If what is installed is the same from
package manager or binpkg. Also your redistributing another's package
in binary format which may not be legally allowed.

> This includes things like any wrappers, desktop files or symlinks
> created by the ebuild, or other such downstream-isms.

If it was made via package manager. If it was made via quickpkg, it
maybe different than if made by package manager.

William L. Thomson Jr.

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