Gentoo Archives: gentoo-announce

From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@×××××××××××.net, gentoo-announce@×××××××××××.net
Subject: [gentoo-announce] Portage 1.8.1 released
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 00:56:00
Hi All,

Portage 1.8.1 has been released, which now includes working "emerge update"
functionality.  "emerge update" allows you to keep your key Gentoo Linux system
packages fully up-to-date.  To use it, first type "emerge --pretend update" to
see what it will do.  Then type "emerge update" to actually perform the

Emerge update is a great way to keep key packages like e2fsprogs, glibc and
others fully up-to-date.  It will not cause non-essential packages like
GNOME to be automatically upgraded, but I will be adding that functionality
soon -- by adding an "emerge everything" (name not finalized yet) mode.

Best Regards,

Daniel Robbins                                  <drobbins@g.o>
Chief Architect/President              
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.