Gentoo Archives: gentoo-osx

From: Cap'n Hector <me@×××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-osx@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-osx] Current status
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 06:15:32
Message-Id: 321AD08D-E070-475A-B5BC-3598B83B8CA5@caphector.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-osx] Current status by Hasan Khalil
On Jul 30, 2005, at 10:41 PM, Hasan Khalil wrote:

>> Tell an apple support rep you have installed custom software in / >> System and /usr and let me know the response ;) hint: have your OS >> X install media handy >> > > Been there, done that. They didn't say anything about having to > reinstall. To tell the truth, they treated me better once they knew > I wasn't another Dumb User(tm). Only done it once, though, so I may > have just been lucky. Please share any relevant personal > experiences you have.
Well, I can't speak for other users, but I find myself reinstalling my system fairly often…Pretty much wiping /System, /usr, /private, /etc… I do a bunch of SW testing, so I need to archive/install fairly commonly. And as someone who knows a bunch of AppleCare reps, you won't get much, if any, sympathy if you've installed stuff in the system directories, and would be more likely to get archived because that (rightly or wrongly) has the potential to break stuff. I know I've kept using Fink in place of Gentoo-OSX because fink uses / sw. Cap'n Hector

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