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#1 2023-12-29 17:34:47

PerfMonk
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From: Québec
Registered: 2022-10-09
Posts: 13

packages binary compatibility with Gentoo ?

Gentoo announced that it will have binaries packages available now.  Is Siphyphus going going to use them ?
What do you think is going to be the impact for Redcore ???

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#2 2023-12-29 21:45:16

V3n3RiX
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Registered: 2021-11-04
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Re: packages binary compatibility with Gentoo ?

I don't expect any impact on Redcore Linux.

I am happy they provide binary packages. If they did this 10 years ago, Redcore Linux wouldn't have existed, probably. For the past 10 years, we've been producing our binaries in the same way as they do in their shiny new repository.

I started Redcore Linux to make Gentoo Linux more accessible. I like to think that maybe Redcore Linux somehow influenced Gentoo Linux's decision to provide binary packages, finally.

That being said, Sisyphus will NOT be using their binary packages. Their's use the newer package format, while we use the older package format. They can use ours, thanks to backwards compatibility, we cannot use theirs, for the time being.

A migration to the newer package format is in the cards for Redcore Linux, but it will be some months away, as everything will have to be rebuilt. Not a major issue, we tend to rebuild every single package once a year anyway, the next mass rebuild will probably come with a format change as well.

The format change will potentially make the binaries of both distros interchangeable, however, at least for the time being, Gentoo Linux doesn't seem to provide binaries for the testing branch, on which Redcore Linux is based. Which means, that even with identical package formats, Redcore Linux will carry on using its own binary packages, aka business as usual.

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#3 2023-12-31 16:46:44

PerfMonk
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Re: packages binary compatibility with Gentoo ?

You are doing great to keep Redcore beeing a great distro !

Last edited by PerfMonk (2023-12-31 16:47:52)

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