Caleb Cushing's Blog

pkgcore the victor

pkgcore is my pick for the next portage and codebase for emerge-ng. I admit I haven’t let paludis have a chance (yet). Why haven’t I let paludis have it’s chance? The reasons are quite simple. Everytime I have tried paludis prior to this it has required extra configuration (meaning it doesn’t work out of the box). I believe this was fixed recently. However, paludis@1208029212: [WARNING] Use of Portage configuration files will lead to sub-optimal performance and loss of functionality. Read more →

kde-overlay (svn) now requires paludis

details are here so apparently the folks running the kde overlay have decided to discontinue portage compatibility. I suppose I can’t blame them, on the other hand I don’t approve. Even though I haven’t started testing paludis yet. I am still firmly against it as it is as gentoo’s next package manager. I won’t be regen2’s without heavy modification. Including some re-writes. I do intend to investigate the possibility of using paludis code in emerge-ng. Read more →