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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject: Luckiest Gentoo user alive... Reply with quote

My boss asked me to update his laptop today. The thing is, it hasn't been updated in six or eight months! I was prepared for a weekend of cursing, wanting to throw the laptop out a window, and support from the forums as I worked through blockers. So I began...

Step one, emerged the new kernel, Intel microcode, and Linux formware. Built the configuration file, built the kernel, installed everything and updated GRUB. Rebooted. So far so good...

Next I updated GCC. Emerged gcc as per the guide, no issues yet. Selected the new compiler, rebuilt the library, and removed the old one. Checked with revdep-rebuild. All good! Rebooted for good measure.

Now came the frustration. Logged into the shell, killed xdm and NetworkManager, then manually connected to my wireless network. I ran emerge -avuND @world and saw this pop up on the screen.

Luckiest man on the entire planet...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you are the average joe, you fight windows on your own...
When you are a boss others are managing Gentoo for you. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did all 995 packages merge successfully, though? :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitzcarraldo wrote:
Did all 995 packages merge successfully, though? :wink:


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Assuming he's on stable, all should go well. etnull's point cannot be ignored, OP's boss is a legend!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel lucky :D

I got [only] about 680 packages to upgrade after more than one year... And they all (except just one) compiled & installed successfully.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Great_Sephiroth

Try this on your boss.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My boss would figure that one out. And yes, so far all is good. I am at 738 being completed already. The laptop has an i3-7100U and a 512GB M.2 drive. It goes much faster than my Latitude!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VinzC wrote:
I feel lucky :D

I got [only] about 680 packages to upgrade after more than one year... And they all (except just one) compiled & installed successfully.


That's actually quite impressive.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VinzC wrote:
I feel lucky :D

I got [only] about 680 packages to upgrade after more than one year... And they all (except just one) compiled & installed successfully.

Muso wrote:
That's actually quite impressive.

Just note that I feel lucky not because those packages did compile successfully — it's been several world upgrades that I keep being impressed how reliable Gentoo has become, at least for me, kudos Dev's — rather than the "relatively small" amount of accumulated old packages.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to update this. All 995 packages built without a hitch. I rebooted and all is good, except that X does not start for ages. I can work on that later. Either way, all good, and I am impressed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VinzC wrote:
VinzC wrote:
I feel lucky :D

I got [only] about 680 packages to upgrade after more than one year... And they all (except just one) compiled & installed successfully.

Muso wrote:
That's actually quite impressive.

Just note that I feel lucky not because those packages did compile successfully — it's been several world upgrades that I keep being impressed how reliable Gentoo has become, at least for me, kudos Dev's — rather than the "relatively small" amount of accumulated old packages.


Breakage is definitely less common today than it was many years back. The last one for me was the openssl update, that was a bit painful, especially with the pentoo overlay. I'm still impressed with how smoothly Gentoo updates, especially considering that it is, essentially, a scripted LFS.

The_Great_Sephiroth wrote:
I forgot to update this. All 995 packages built without a hitch. I rebooted and all is good, except that X does not start for ages. I can work on that later. Either way, all good, and I am impressed.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love a boss who's running Gentoo on his laptop, how cool is that?!?

Impressive that it seemed to update without a hitch...not updating a Gentoo install in months is one of the cardinal sins in life :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

doalwa wrote:
I'd love a boss who's running Gentoo on his laptop, how cool is that?!?

Impressive that it seemed to update without a hitch...not updating a Gentoo install in months is one of the cardinal sins in life :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doalwa wrote:
not updating a Gentoo install in months is one of the cardinal sins in life :D

I love to be a long time, repeat sinner ;-)
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