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> I'm in the process of migrating my U5 system to an SELinux profile.
> Thanks to Gustavo Zacarias and his excellent kernel work, I've managed
> to get through the most of the migration guide (after an ugly battle
> trying to get a functional hardened-sources kernel). Now I'm sort of
> at a "time to jump off the cliff" point. I'm booted in the new
> environment, with the hardened kernel, selinux profile, selinux policy
> tools, and selinux base policy. I'm about to run an `emerge -DuatvN
> world' to pull in all of the remaining selinux-policy packages, and
> recompile installed packages that need it with the new USE flags.
> But, alas, if it were only that easy.
> Emerge fails right away stating "All ebuilds that could satisfy
> ">=sys-devel/gcc-3.4" have been masked.". All of the versions are
> masked by profile (and missing keyword). So my question is three-fold:
I'd venture to say the SELinux profile hasn't been updated/tested in
some time. It's handled by the selinux/hardened team so we can't help
> 1) If I put '<=sys-devel/gcc-4.2.0 ~sparc' in the
> /etc/portage/package.keywords file, will that satisfy the masking and
> allow me to install gcc-4.1.1-r1- even if it's masked by my profile?
> 2) I am currently running the selinux/2005.1/sparc64 profile. Is
> there a newer one that would satisfy the above maskings? If so, what
> do I need to emerge to get it on my system? Portage? I'm already
> running portage-2.1-r1.
I'd say try with the current stable toolchain for sparc rather than
venturing into higher things.
> 3) Finally, what are your experiences with running a newer (>=4.0)
> version of gcc on sparc? I want this system to be rock solid, so I'm
> a little apprehensive about unmasking and running the
> newest-greatest-fastest gcc, being such a fundamental part of a gentoo
The greatest and fastest gcc won't let you emerge system as it currently
stands. Mostly other ebuilds need fixing, out of the top of my head
linux-headers needs love and at least kbd will break without it.
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