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Really cool could be function which updates the system automatically in
background... as cronjob or something similar.
But for this we need a function which reports errors through sendmail or
a mailserver to the admin of this system. It could be cool to update
these packages with nearly non priority to get a allways up-to-date
Only an idea
And yes, it the greatest Linux ever used!
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Im Auftrag von Joshua Hansen
Gesendet: Montag, 14. Januar 2002 08:29
Betreff: Re: [gentoo-announce] Portage 1.8.5 released
Will it also do clean up of the old packages after the update? I
remember the previous --update not doing that before and I had to do
If I haven't said it before... this is the coolest distro of Linux I
have ever touched. Proved by the fact that it's my only Linux desktop
that's lasted for more than a week.
On Sun, 2002-01-13 at 23:50, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> (If you *just* received this message, these changes will be appearing
> anoncvs/rsync in ~5 mins... I need to sleep :)
> Hi all,
> Portage 1.8.5 has been released and contains a number of important
> feature enhancements. First, this new version of Portage completes
> merge process (the process of copying files to your live filesystem)
> about twice as quickly as previous versions.
> The other new feature that most people will be interested is the new
> "update" and "--world update" functionality:
> Type "emerge update" to upgrade all core system components on your
> system. Most up-to-date Gentoo Linux users know about this feature
> already, since it's been around since 1.8.1, however...
> *NEW* -- Type "emerge --world update" to *fully* upgrade all
> on your system -- all core components as well as upgrades to all your
> installed packages. This is the "full system upgrade" functionality
> that everyone's been waiting for!
> Both features support the "--pretend" option.
> In addition, Portage 1.8.5 features path sandboxing functionality,
> in effect "locks down" ebuilds so they can't do any direct
> to your real filesystem except in certain critical sections. Any
> sandbox violations will cause an ebuild to abort.
> Portage 1.8.5 also features Geert Bevin's new fine-grained MAINTAINER
> variable. To enable sandboxing, add this to /etc/make.conf:
> You can also enable the sandbox on a temporary basis as follows:
> # MAINTAINER="sandbox" emerge foo/bar
> Unless you want to use the sandbox, most users will not want
> to be defined. However, for developers, the new MAINTAINER features
> invaluable. Here's a reasonable default setting for all people with
> read/write access:
> MAINTAINER="digest cvs sandbox"
> Here are the MAINTAINER flags now supported:
> sandbox: enables path sandboxing
> digest: automatically create digests for new ebuilds
> cvs: automatically commit new digests to cvs
> noclean: turn off automatic cleaning of dirs in /var/tmp/portage
> noauto: don't execute prior ebuild steps automatically
> Thanks to everyone who contributed to this Portage release!
> Best Regards,
> Daniel Robbins <email@example.com>
> Chief Architect/President http://www.gentoo.org
> Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
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