2017-08-09 17:33 GMT+02:00 William L. Thomson Jr. <wlt...@o-sinc.com>:

> 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.

one such benefit is that the binhost is known and managed by someone you
trust, SRC_URI point to the wider and dangerous internet.
So please leave this as a configurable choice.

> 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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