[Mageia-discuss] Build your own Mageia-version?

AL13N alien at rmail.be
Fri Jun 15 12:37:12 CEST 2012

> On Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:25:38 +0100
> Claire Robinson <eeeemail at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 15/06/12 03:47, Kristoffer Grundström wrote:
>> > Would it be possible to install Mageia the same way that you install
>> > Gentoo?
>> > I'd like to see the results of it.
>> > Not just thru a chroot.
>> > A real installation like Gentoo when you compile from beginning to
>> > the end.
>> >
>> > /Kristoffer
>> All the SRPMs are on the mirrors Kristoffer.
>> Claire
> What about dependencies?  For example, people have complained about
> being given all the printer drivers under the sun.  Having access to
> the SRPMs would allow that to be tailored, I suppose.  I tried Gentoo
> derivatives recently and had all kinds of problems.  It needs more
> theoretical background than I have.
> Doug.

no, you're thinking of use flags here...

thing is, SRPM's are available, you can modify them and rebuild them locally.

in mageia (since mandrake times) we usually split up packages in several
parts, all of which could be installed separately.

keep in mind that it's possible that printer drivers are required to
automagically detect them, so in that case, it'd not be feasable for us.

but you're welcome to become a packager and split up the SRPM's in
separate installable packages. (if it's useful of course)

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