[clug-talk] Gentoo 2004.3 is out, and here I am compiling 2004.2

Nick W nickw77 at shaw.ca
Mon Nov 15 09:35:14 PST 2004

On November 15, 2004 01:14 am, Ian Bruseker wrote:
> So just for kicks today I decided to set up a Gentoo system.  I
> downloaded the 2004.2 minimal CD, set up my environment and started
> from stage 1.  It's in the bootstrap phase as I type this (and might
> be for a while since it's a 700 MHz Celeron I'm building it on).  To
> kill the time, I'm surfing, and happen across this news item:
> http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=8867  Sigh.  Now, I know there are
> a few Gentoo veterans on the list, so I have a question.  It's my
> understanding that it's just a little clickety-click, barba-trick (aka
> "emerge world") and a few hours (days) of compile time and I'm
> upgraded to 2004.3.  Am I right?  

Basically. The newer release will have a newer portage snapshot, newer 
sources, and updated config files. emerge sync, emerge system, emerge world 
and etc-update will keep your system cutting edge, except updating the kernel 
is a bit more work [though not hard...]

> (I'm heading to bed anyway, so it's 
> no big deal if it wastes the night compiling stuff it doesn't have to,
> I'm just curious.)
> Ian
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