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On 09/20/11 15:09, Pacho Ramos wrote:
> > What do you guys think?
> I haven't ever tried it but, what would occur if that people with really
> updated systems simply unpack an updated stage3 tarball in their / and,
> later, try to update?
Usually things turn ugly - used to be that portage saw that there are
two glibcs installed and unmerges one (oh crummy, you only had one?
better reinstall now ...) and other really disturbing side-effects.
Just unpacking a stage3 over a live system is a nice game, but rarely
has sane results. You'd need to use a VDB-aware tool like qmerge to do
it cleanly, and then you still don't have a working system (new glibc on
old kernel, new udev on old kernel, lots of situations where things
don't work out)