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Is there any linux distro that has a git based package manager/installer. I want something similar to FreeBSD Ports (which is CVS based, I think) or Mac OS X Homebrew (git based).

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There's Exherbo, which uses multiple Git repositories to store its exheres (its term for build recipes similar to Gentoo's ebuilds or BSD's ports). It's still a pretty young distribution, though.

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Funtoo, a fork of Gentoo, uses a Git-based portage tree. Gentoo's ebuilds are periodically imported, so you still get all the advantages of its wonderful ebuild collection.

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