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    Linux Enthusiast crashandburn0420's Avatar
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    gentoo binaries

    i have experimented with alot of distros and i just wanted to know if gentoo uses binaries(such as rpm or deb)or does emerge take care of everthing?

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    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    emerge takes care of everything and compiles from source unless you do emerge -k <pkg_name> then if there is a bin available it will use it but there is no real reason to do that since emerge dose the install for you unless you want it a bit faster than compiling from source
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    i think you can install dpkg and yum on the system
    it is all gnu/linux
    but no need
    cause emerge is freeeeking powerful
    as loft306 says

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