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jafar00
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: glibc upgrade wants me to change CHOST! Reply with quote

Hi, I was doing emerge -uDpv world and the glibc upgrade failed to compile because it said..

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* i386 CHOSTs are no longer supported.
* Chances are you don't actually want/need i386.
* Please read http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/change-chost.xml


Upon reading the suggested document, I really don't want to screw up this system since it's slow and takes forever to install gentoo on it.
Can I do without glibc-2.5 for a while? (glibc-2.3.6-r5 is installed now)
I'll probably replace this machine in the next year or so for a better one so if I can avoid a CHOST nightmare for at least that long I'll leave it as it is. ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If replacement is imminent, your best bet is probably to just use the machine without updating anything until then (depending on its function that is)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm just finished an "emerge -eav system" from upgrading gcc to gcc-4*. Should I bother with a CHOST 'upgrade'?

The CHOST changing guide says that this tends to go horribly wrong (and I've always heard that it's "one of those things you never do"). What is likely to go wrong? Is it worthwhile? (If not, when will it become worthwhile/necessary?)


Again, this is an ancient machine, but I don't see myself getting a replacement in the near future :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I will just keep this system as it is. It works fine for the purpose I set it up for. No use in fixing what 'aint broke ;)
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