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Stage 1 ? Stage 3

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on June 02, 2007 12:19 AM
I think you got mixed up about stage 1 and stage 3 installs. A stage 3 install still compiles almost all of the packages that are installed on your system. The only difference is the stage 1 install needs to be bootstrapped and the tool chain compiled. With stage 3, you start with the tool chain and compile everything else. I doubt you did a stage 1 install, if you did, it was pretty much a waste, which is why doing a stage 3 install is recommended. Stage 3 isn't graphical, it just starts with a bootstrapped system and a toolchain. If you want to build the rest of your system with an optimized tool chain, emerge -e system, before you install anything else (takes a couple hours to compileAlso, by default, gentoo fetches a package, builds the package and fetches the next package.

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