On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 11:07:04 +1000 "Sam Jorna (wraeth)" <wra...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> > 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. > > The difference is that how the package manager/ebuild installs the > package may be better suited to the environment than what upstream > expects (such as upstreams that install through a .run file) I fail to see how basically skipping src_install and maybe some prepare stuff that makes it better suited to an environment. Can you explain that further? These packages are just exploded tarballs. I fail to see the benefit to repacking those into another tarball to be exploded. At best skipping src_install and/or prepare, seems to be the only difference. I see no difference in installing kernel sources via source ebuild or a binpkg, pre-built ebuild binary. Other than the time it takes to re-package the kernel sources into another tarball. -- William L. Thomson Jr.
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