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From: Barry.SCHWARTZ@...
Subject: Re: ~* or -* Keyworded packages
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:12:32 -0600
Miguel Filipe <miguel.filipe@...> skribis:
> In conclusion, package mantainance needs a new organizational way to scale..
> Or should I simply move to ~amd64, just like any debian user sets its system
> to testing without thinking twice, just after the install.

I suspect you want to move to ~amd64 and practice writing portage
overlays. Expect an occasional uh-oh-its-broken, and take precautions,
such as turning on portage logging and automatic binary
packaging. I've also been saved by having an 'emergency compiler' in
/usr/local. (I haven't gotten around to building an 'emergency
binutils'.)

Myself, I basically run ~amd64 but with the amd64 glibc, because I got
tired of glibc versions going up and down, during a period in which
that was happening a lot. This way I have a nice glibc that I rarely
have to recompile.

-- 
Barry.SCHWARTZ@...   http://www.chemoelectric.org
Esperantistoj rajtas skribi al Bojo ĉe chemoelectric.org.
  'Democracies don't war; democracies are peaceful countries.' - Bush
  (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/12/20051219-2.html)
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