Re: Installing on a new system... Is it possible to have the packages I select automatically build from .deb source versions and compiled specifically for my CPU?
On Tuesday 10 July 2001 03:16, you wrote:
> Is it possible to somehow set this method as the preferred method for
> installing new packages? (Like say using a text editor from the boot cd
> before allowing the first debian boot from the hard disk?)
Not that I know of, no. The standard CD's only have binary packages on them.
I don't know how source CD's work, however.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brendan O'Connor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 03:32
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Installing on a new system... Is it possible to have the
> packages I select automatically build from .deb source versions and
> compiled specifically for my CPU?
> On Monday 09 July 2001 01:51, mjevans1983011 wrote:
> > I think the topic says most of what I want.
> > Anyway; is this possible? Can I just put in a boot disk/cd and have all
> > packages compiled on my system to its exact abilities? If yes, which
> > download is it for debian?
> Well, not that automatically. You can always apt-get -b source package to
> automatically download the source and compile it (and the pentium-builder
> package is supposed to automatically force optimizations for you) but
> you'll need a base system installed first. I guess you could slowly
> replace all your default installed packages with more robust, faster ones.
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