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moltas
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: after 5 years Reply with quote

Hi,
I would like to know, how many of you are install a basic system, X and all wat you need. then revdeep rebuild. after that using the box? the only update i do is profil.
This is how i hav use gentoo for the last 3 years
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Ahenobarbi
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I update quite often... couple times a month ( exact number of updates depends on how busy I am). If you are fine with an outdated system like yours ( you didn't update any software for 3 years, right? ) it's OK. Just be carefoul with updating it now- you probably will run into trouble.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm.... I like to live bleeding-edge so I use a bunch of layman repositories and update 5 times a week probably

I keep everything on my system up-to-date
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My work systems update daily while I go for morning coffee.
My home systems update weekly, when I'm awake before anyone else in the house.

The longer you go between updates, the more trouble you have when you finally do. If you really haven't updated in 3 years, I'd think more in terms of reinstalling than trying to update. In order to successfully update a system that old, you'd likely have to mask several packages at some intermediate level - say maybe even the oldest stuff still in portage, and update to there. Then remove the masks and update the rest of the way. That might be an oversimplification.

There are several really nasty dependency entanglements, levels of glibc that need >= certain levels of gcc, levels of gcc that need >= levels of glibc, other packages that have requirements on both, similar stuff between python and portage, xorg and drivers and kernel, udev and kernel.
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moltas
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
Mail is OK
Open office OK
PDF OK
I use the box in work.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Duplicate Threads.

See emerge -U world - How often or How often do you reinstall Gentoo? and doubtless other examples I didn't find.
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