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In comparison to a fresh re-installation of Gentoo, how would you rate "emerge -e world" ?
Excellent, alyways works, just run and come back in 2 days !
17%
 17%  [ 5 ]
Good, hassle of getting it working is less than re-configuration of the freshly installed system
27%
 27%  [ 8 ]
Medium, it has its pros/cons against freshly installed sys, comment in the post
20%
 20%  [ 6 ]
Unsatisfactory, I tried and ran into some problems, won't try it again, and won't recommend it !
34%
 34%  [ 10 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:33 am    Post subject: have you ever ran "emerge -e world" ? Reply with quote

I just wanna know how good "emerge -e world" is,
in comparison to a fresh re-installation of gentoo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the only benefit i can see to not using emerge -e world is perhaps cleaning out some drive space quickly by removing all unnecessary data (i.e reformat & reinstall)...any config files can be changed without reinstalling, and for all intents and purposes emerge -e world is rebuilding everything in your system, but without the annoyance of staring at code compiling for 2 days.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It tries to install loads of crap (ie. gnome stuff, gimp, while I use KDE and have -gnome in my USE flags).

So I dont recommend it :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i focked up my system with emerge -e --deep world, but that was actually more my fault then of portage/emerge
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted "Excellent". If you use the rmerge script (ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=~x86 emerge rmerge) then it will always work. However, getting rid of any unneeded packages is a bit of a problem, a la Red Nalie's situation.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everytime I have tried it, something would break in the middle of the process leaving me with a partially rebuilt system. If I try to fix the problem, and rerun it, it starts at the beginning again. It's just quicker to reinstall.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shadow303 wrote:
Everytime I have tried it, something would break in the middle of the process leaving me with a partially rebuilt system. If I try to fix the problem, and rerun it, it starts at the beginning again. It's just quicker to reinstall.


are you aware of the command "emerge -e world --resume" which will pick up where you left off?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimlynch11 wrote:
shadow303 wrote:
Everytime I have tried it, something would break in the middle of the process leaving me with a partially rebuilt system. If I try to fix the problem, and rerun it, it starts at the beginning again. It's just quicker to reinstall.


are you aware of the command "emerge -e world --resume" which will pick up where you left off?


Sigh.

I didn't know about that one,. I kept tdoing 'emerge -e world' time after time, then bitched about it, then got slapped with a cluestick about --resume. Next time, next time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimlynch11 wrote:
shadow303 wrote:
Everytime I have tried it, something would break in the middle of the process leaving me with a partially rebuilt system. If I try to fix the problem, and rerun it, it starts at the beginning again. It's just quicker to reinstall.


are you aware of the command "emerge -e world --resume" which will pick up where you left off?


Thinking about usability, IMHO --resume must be by default, while specially for mazohists it should have --no-resume option.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

axxackall wrote:
jimlynch11 wrote:
shadow303 wrote:
Everytime I have tried it, something would break in the middle of the process leaving me with a partially rebuilt system. If I try to fix the problem, and rerun it, it starts at the beginning again. It's just quicker to reinstall.


are you aware of the command "emerge -e world --resume" which will pick up where you left off?


Thinking about usability, IMHO --resume must be by default, while specially for mazohists it should have --no-resume option.


yeah that little tidbit is not documented nearly enough...should be in bold letters on the gentoo homepage or with a flash popup or something... :evil:
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimlynch11 wrote:

yeah that little tidbit is not documented nearly enough...should be in bold letters on the gentoo homepage or with a flash popup or something... :evil:


Too bad the <blink> tag was outlawed, no?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

craftyc wrote:
I voted "Excellent". If you use the rmerge script (ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=~x86 emerge rmerge) then it will always work. However, getting rid of any unneeded packages is a bit of a problem, a la Red Nalie's situation.

Code:
root ~>ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=~x86 emerge rmerge
Calculating dependencies   
emerge: there are no masked or unmasked ebuilds to satisfy "rmerge".

!!! Error calculating dependencies. Please correct.
root ~>


"rmerge" script ????
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