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Frank Peters <frank.peters@...> skribis:
> Out of habit, I still use the kernel sources from kernel.org.
This makes me curious what other people are using from outside of
Portage. I install Grub outside of Portage, on the grounds that (a) it
is a bad thing to upgrade unless you have to; and (b) the Grub 2
ebuilds were broken anyway, and I didn’t want to switch back to Grub 1
when moving from Exherbo back to Gentoo. So I used the default GNU
install procedure in /usr/local. If the machine boots, the machine
boots, and I’m satisfied.
(I also use only package.use and not make.conf for use flags, a habit
picked up from using Paludis, and recently got rid of package.mask and
use package.accepted_keywords for all my masking. Lots of redundancy
in Portage these days, maybe a bit too much.)