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On 17-04-2009 17:58:47 +0200, Markus Duft wrote:
> ok... following this upgrade path from an old prefix should work:
> emerge -avuDe world
> emerge -avuD world
> this merges the last hybrid portage (the other one is masked by EAPI, at
> least thats true for me...(??)), and after that uses that portage to
> reinstall/update all packages. after that a normal update will give the
> newest portage.
> if the new portage is not masked by EAPI, that would be a problem. you'd
> need to manually mask it while doing the -avuDe world.
> the only problem is that the -avuDe world should never be stopped, since
> otherwise a recalculation of dependencies will cause the non-hybrid
> portage to be merged, which will (possibly) destroy (some) installed
> packages - or at least prevents upgrades to run through smooth.
> Should we provide some docs somewhere about this?
We can, however, I fear that within not too much time, the last hybrid
version of portage will have to go, as I can't generate a manifest for
it any more. This means there's no way to do it like you did here, for
people that need. Our only alternative is cleaning up environment.bz2,
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