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

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Thu Nov 18 01:32:46 PST 2004

Be VERY VERY careful when you do an emerge world down the road.  I just had 
this bite me bad - and I even took all the "right" steps.  By "right" steps, 
I'm referring to a practice emerge (-p) first, and seeing what would get 
updated, modifying your USE flags to get rid of packages you don't need/want, 
doing the emerge, running etc-update or dispatch-conf and examining the 
differences of EVERY updated config file and taking care not to overwrite 
your modified files.  

I did all of that, and still ended up with a conflict when two complimentary 
packages were updated but did not cooperate together (specifically Perl and 
qmail-scanner, and maybe clamav).

Otherwise, my update seems to have been rather thorough...


On Wednesday 17 November 2004 13:58, Ian Bruseker wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 11:25:50 -0700, Kevin Anderson
> You were right.  Thanks.  After "emerge system" was done I checked and
> emerge couldn't find anything else to do.  After that, however, I
> pointed /etc/make.profile to the new 2004.3 release profile (what that
> means is described here for those who want to know:
> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml), and then it came
> up with a few packages to update and 4 to remove.  Yes, I know this
> isn't strictly necessary, but since it was a clean install anyway, I
> thought I'd do it anyway and see what happened.  Now I feel really
> up-to-date.  :-)
> Ian

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