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Thread: Upgrade using binary packages?

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    Upgrade using binary packages?

    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?

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    Re: Upgrade using binary packages?

    Gentoo has binaries for some Desktop Environments, OpenOffice, Firefox, etc.

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    Re: Upgrade using binary packages?

    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.

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    Re: Upgrade using binary packages?

    Thanks for the replies. It seems that the Sabayon team is working on a binary repository for updates.

    http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php?title=Entropy

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