Quoting "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions"
<michele at blacknightsolutions.com>:
> My understanding of gentoo is that everything needs to be compiled. That
> would make it unsuitable for hosting anything, as you would need to
> recompile every time you needed to patch.
Had a discussion about this before with a friend, and he indicated that you
could actually just be the binaries for gentoo, but generally since its main
focus is on compiling from source most people use the sources unless its too
painful to compile on their machine. I've even checked it out, and if you read
the philosophy page on the main site it clearly stages that its not just about
source compiling and that they also do binary packages.
I don't follow gentoo well enough to know how wide the binary package coverage
is but I believe that they either have full binary package tree available or
are working on it.
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