This is about https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Binary_package_guide;
Would it be appropriate to add a section under advanced topics where I share my experiences and lay out one specific strategy for automating the update process of my computer at work?
in a nutshell I do this:
on the build-host (two times a month):
1. clone portage and stage 3
2. copy configs from work-computer:/etc/portage
3. rebuild @system, predefined sets, @world from work-computer using existing packages if possible
4. publish the packages and the portage snapshot
on the work-computer (next day / week)
1. sync portage snapshot from build host
2. emerge binaries from a public location
3. fix issues (use, mask, accept keywords, remove deprecated stuff)
4. update configuration, then push that (so build host gets the fixes)
I have been doing this on an amateur basis with varying degree of success for ten years and I think it would be a great addition to this guide. Granted if my examples are not too quirky and focus on teaching practices and habits, rather than providing a very specific 280-line script.
I know I'd appreciate reading something like that ten years ago.
The reason I'm asking is because maybe you know a more fitting place for such a howto / guide.