Hacking Networked Solutions patch-set for Gentoo Linux


One of the key advantages of Gentoo Linux, which is often overlooked when comparing Linux distributions, is the ease with which software may be modified during the installation process by automatically applying patches. These patches can be easily applied to any of the critical installation files and in some cases patches can even be automatically applied to new versions without user intervention.

At Hacking Networked Solutions we exclusively use Gentoo Linux in both production and development environments which often leads us to develop custom patches or patch-sets which modify the standard distribution to work more effectively for our specific requirements. Sometimes the patches we develop are accepted upstream, either by the Gentoo Linux Development Team or by the developers of the package in question, but until that happens they are maintained in a public repository so that they may be used by anyone.

As the patches distributed in our public repository are not officially supported by the Gentoo Linux Developers please do not submit bug reports for any patched packages to the Gentoo Linux Bugzilla or the upstream package maintainers but instead report them using the Mad Hacking Bugzilla so that we may address any issues caused by our patches first without burdening the already overworked upstream developers further.