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Bug 20525 - Idea to improve Gentoo with binarie packages: Cooperate with Arch Linux
Summary: Idea to improve Gentoo with binarie packages: Cooperate with Arch Linux
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-05-06 07:01 UTC by emil
Modified: 2003-05-07 11:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description emil 2003-05-06 07:01:37 UTC
Posted on Gentoos forum



Just have to release this idea running round in my brain.

The two Linux distros of my choise, ArchLinux and Gentoo, have several thing in
common. They are both about choise, they are both about speed, they are both
fairly up-to-date and they both focus the important relation between users and
developers, focus the community.
AL is better in some ways. Better sollutions for installation (my opinion) and
nice to be able to install binaries.
Gentoo has more options to optimise and custimise the system. Also Gentoo has
more packages

I think it would be a very good idea to make these two systems working together,
yet keep their distros as two seperated systems, two teams cooperating only
where its nescesary.
Portage for Arch and Pacman for Gentoo. Would be greate to use Pacman to install
a package fast and easy, when I need a package, and let Portage optimise the
system while I have to not use my computer. Think this sounds like a better idea
than Gentoo devolopers starts making binaries, and less work on their
sourcebased system. Or Arch developers starts making a portage system, with less
work on their binarybased system. And it would let users have more packages to
choose from.
Kind of a twoheaded supersystem

Please keep in mind. I am new to both the distros, and have no idea what the
plans are. I am an User, I have no idea about the really differences between the
two systems, or whether this would be trivial or not. Dont think its impossible
though, and in my head the idea is very good.

What do you think?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Sankara Krishnamoorthy 2003-05-06 10:26:43 UTC
well, Gentoo users can install all the binary packages as they want with 'rpm'. 

Just a thought
Comment 2 Jon Portnoy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-07 11:37:21 UTC
We're a source-based distribution, not a binary-based distribution. I don't think this would be beneficial to either distribution.