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From: Joshua Hansen <culthero@××××××××.info>
To: gentoo-announce@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-announce] Portage 1.8.5 released
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 01:28:56
In Reply to: [gentoo-announce] Portage 1.8.5 released by Daniel Robbins
*tingles* Yessssss!

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
manual cleanup.

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 on > 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 the > 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 components > 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, which > in effect "locks down" ebuilds so they can't do any direct modifications > 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: > > MAINTAINER="sandbox" > > 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 MAINTAINER > to be defined. However, for developers, the new MAINTAINER features are > invaluable. Here's a reasonable default setting for all people with cvs > 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 <drobbins@g.o> > Chief Architect/President > Gentoo Technologies, Inc. > > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-announce mailing list > gentoo-announce@g.o > >