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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 12:52, Benoit Peccatte wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 13:30, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 07:02:26PM +0100, Emil Pedersen wrote:
> > [snip]
> > >   And when you're really bored, you compile something from scratch, it's
> > > not like it's impossible just because you don't kneed to...
> > [snip]
> > 
> > And Debian makes this really easy too: apt-get source xxx ; ./configure
> > --own-preferred-options ; dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -m$self ; su -c
> > 'dpkg --install xxx.deb'. Ahh, where would we be without apt. :-)
> Cool, now give me a way to do this automatically, that takes care
> of build dependencies and let me define options in a configuration
> file. Then gentoo users may be happy with debian.

Package: apt-build
Priority: optional
Section: devel
Description: Frontend to apt to build, optimize and install packages
 This is an apt-get front-end for compiling software optimized
 for your architecture by creating a local repository with built 
 packages. It can manage system upgrade too.

Package: apt-src
Priority: optional
Section: admin
Description: manage debian source packages
 apt-src is a command line interface for downloading, installing,
 upgrading, and tracking debian source packages. It makes source package
 management feel a lot like using apt to manage binary packages, and is
 being used  as a testbed to work on adding source dependencies to
 It can be run as a normal user, or as root. If you want a convenient
 way to track updates to packages while preserving your local
 modifications, this is a way to do that.
 - Joe Wreschnig <piman@sacredchao.net>  -  http://www.sacredchao.net
  "What I did was justified because I had a policy of my own... It's
   okay to be different, to not conform to society."
                                   -- Chen Kenichi, Iron Chef Chinese

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