Comparing with gentoo

S. Anthony Sequeira tony at
Wed May 25 02:22:12 PDT 2005

On Wed, May 25, 2005 10:07, Chakkaradeep C C said:
> Hi,
>> LFS does not have any package management. If you want to install a
>> certain
>> package with LFS, you need to install the package AND all the
>> package
>> dependencies manually.
>> However, with Gentoo, the package management makes installing
>> software
>> extremely easy with 'emerge'.
>> 'emerge' works like Debian's 'apt-get'. It'll find and install your
>> package,
>> and at the same time, it will install all the package dependencies.
> so being this case...why hasnt LFS not gone for a Package
> Management??...pls dont tell it is "Your Distro,Your Rules" becoz
> unless something is reliable and stable one wont afford for
> answering as YDYR would be vague!....or can v use Emerge
> in LFS??....using and re-suing is open source rite?....

A package manager installs dependencies based on *its* rules, which
may not be what you want.  You lose control of software installed on
your machine.

> have anybdy integrated Emerge in LFS??.......

I doubt it.  Be brave, and be the first!

> with regards,
> C.C.Chakkaradeep

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