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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Back after 4 years Reply with quote

I'm back to Gentoo after 4 years. Guess I miss to be the one on control.
Can someone just sum what happend on gentoo latelly?

P.S. ya... shity question, but I kinda miss the news:)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Portage became an independent sentient being in 2010.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. OTW is still a shitfest of conflict.
2. Gentoo has forked udev.
3. I'm out of the Marine Corps and enjoying civilian life.
4. I'm totally drunk right now.
5. GCC 4.7 still isn't unmasked for ~arch.
6. Beer is awesome.
7. Hardened still hasn't come to ARM (I think).
8. There was an epic libpng disaster a couple years ago.
9. No really, this beer is awesome.

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10. You need to mod your fucking avatar with a fucking Santa cap.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
8. There was an epic libpng disaster a couple years ago.

Only for people who don't routinely run emerge --depclean and revdep-rebuild. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
4. I'm totally drunk right now.

Some things never change.

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8. There was an epic libpng disaster a couple years ago.

What happened? I haven't used gentoo in years so I didn't hear about this.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

revdep-rebuild didn't fix it back then. A lot of people ended up reinstalling. Shortly after this, Portage added a news feature.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Libpng has always been a disaster (upgrading it, more specifically). So actually, it shouldn't show up in "news", since it is not news. :D
Can hit unaware people quite hard.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
revdep-rebuild didn't fix it back then. A lot of people ended up reinstalling. Shortly after this, Portage added a news feature.

Sometimes one must manually intervene to resolve dependency problems. For example, sometimes it's it's necessary to remove a package, run the emerge, then reinstall the package. Portage has become a lot more intelligent in its handling of blockers, though.

I remember the libpng event as something that required some kind of special handling, but which was fairly routine (perhaps because I use an obsessively minimalist system). Then within a day or two, people were running around with their hair on fire screaming, "teh Portage borked my system!!" While it may not be fair, my immediate thought was, "noobs". :P
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I had KDE or GNOME installed at the time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
revdep-rebuild didn't fix it back then. A lot of people ended up reinstalling. Shortly after this, Portage added a news feature.


really? if I remember correctly you could work around the 'breakage' with a symlink. I hit it early as a ~arch user and it was easily fixed with revdep.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
I think I had KDE or GNOME installed at the time.

Is this an irrelevant tidbit of information or a lame excuse?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clad in Sky wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
I think I had KDE or GNOME installed at the time.

Is this an irrelevant tidbit of information or a lame excuse?


no, just a notice how much he went down since then. Poor swartzy should have stayed in the cosy bosom of the marine corps.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Clad in Sky wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
I think I had KDE or GNOME installed at the time.

Is this an irrelevant tidbit of information or a lame excuse?


no, just a notice how much he went down since then. Poor swartzy should have stayed in the cosy bosom of the marine corps.

Yeah. Just like the best days of your life were as a PzGren. Ah, the fond memories.
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