View Full Version : Upgrade using binary packages?

October 27th, 2008, 12:53 AM
I'm interesting in installing Sabayon again, but one thing that really takes up a lot of time for me is all of the compiling, especially if I'm upgrading an entire Sabayon install. I know FreeBSD provides an updated repository for using binaries, but does Gentoo/Sabayon have something similar?

October 27th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Gentoo has binaries for some Desktop Environments, OpenOffice, Firefox, etc.

October 27th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Also, I believe Sabayon has full binary package repositories, though since I've never used Sabayon I can't speak for their quality. With vanilla Gentoo, a couple of packages have a second, "-bin" version; this is usually the exact binary from upstream, though, not the results you'd get from compiling locally with all USE flags enabled.

November 2nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
Thanks for the replies. :) It seems that the Sabayon team is working on a binary repository for updates.