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From: Gustavo Zacarias <gustavoz@g.o>
Subject: Re: >=sys-devel/gcc-3.4 on Sparc U5 SeLinux
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:40:19 -0300
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gentuxx wrote:

> 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
much there.

> 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
> system.

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.

- --
Gustavo Zacarias
Gentoo/SPARC monkey
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