using gentoo-embedded on Fedora 8
> The document that you are referring to assumes that you have gentoo on the
> system. For example... I cannot mount /usr/portage as my base system is
Ah yes, of course :-)
> If I have to go by this then I would have to make /opt/gentoo download one
> of the starges for i686 and then make this as chroot and then again create
> another directory /opt/gentoo and download i586-gentoo-uclibc-linux. Is that
> what you are also doing ?
No, that would give you three roots, a full gentoo root, a dev root and an
embedded root. That is certainly possible, but you can also just skip the
> # mount --bind /usr/portage /opt/i586-gentoo-uclibc-linux/usr/portage
I think the only reason they do this, is to prevent you from downloading
another /usr/portage when you already have one. AFAIK just running emerge
--sync inside your dev root should fill /usr/portage as well.
I'm saying "I think" here, because incidentally I do have a full Gentoo
root as well, which shares its /usr/portage with my dev root. Also, I'm not
completely sure anymore what I did to set things up from the start (it's been
a while). I think I wanted to try a glibc and uclibc side by side at first,
but I stopped doing that when glibc turned out to be 27MB on itself.
Anyway, it might not be a bad idea to keep a full gentoo system around as
well. In particular, my dev root doesn't have any manpages (which is probably
fixable, but just having a full gentoo root for man works as well :-)
I hope this will help you along the way a little :-)