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From: Nicholas Jones <carpaski@g.o>
To: gentoo-core@l.g.o, gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Portage-2.0.51
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 16:59:49
1 Ok. All devs, please use 2.0.51. PLEASE provide bugs with
2 any and all issues or needs reguarding portage and repoman.
3 We can't fix it if we don't know it's broken.
5 2.0.51_pre13 has completed two unaided/uninterupted
6 rounds of catalyst stage building (meaning 8 stages)
7 normally signalling readiness for ~arch. There are a
8 couple of features still to be added, which will be
9 in and ~arch in the near future.
11 Easy way to be using the developer portages:
12 echo "sys-apps/portage" >> /etc/portage/package.mask
13 echo "sys-apps/portage" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
15 Key points that need to be clear to everyone:
17 Portage is very loud during rsync updates right now as the
18 cache has changed for 2.0.51 and will change again some time
19 after 2.0.51 has become stable. The corruption messages are
20 normal for the time being, but I will get the cache updated
21 and the messages will go away within a week or two. AFTER
22 that week or two, all portages prior to 2.0.50-r7 will start
23 to complain as they aren't capable of handling the new cache.
24 I expect many users to post bugs or concerns about that due
25 to the fact that many people ignore the messages portage
26 prints out about updating portage (which should be done as
27 often as necessary to never see that message).
29 /var/cache/edb/virtuals is going away. It's obsoleted. Portage
30 now calculates the virtuals based on packages installed in the
31 database. Do not do anything with the old file. Delete it, but
32 do not copy it or suggest anyone copy it. It is obsoleted. It
33 is obsoleted. /etc/portage/virtuals can be used to add user
34 modifications but ONLY user modifications. The full file is
35 obsoleted. People have already done what I'm saying not to,
36 so make sure everyone knows it's obsoleted.
38 /var/cache/edb/world has moved. It's located in portage's new
39 FHS compliant state directory. /var/lib/portage. There may or
40 may not be a symlink from /etc/portage/sets/world to that file
41 as it seems to confuse people, and getting the symlink to stick
42 around is challenging for some reason. The directory is created
43 and scanned for bad files which are then deleted. Nothing is
44 allowed to be in that directory other than portage:portage
45 owned and o-rwx files. Everything else should be deleted when
46 portage runs as root. /usr/lib/portage/bin/regenworld can fix
47 most any worldfile deletion. You can use 'emerge depclean -p'
48 and 'emerge -uD world -p' to work on the missing parts and
49 the cruft.
51 --NJ


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[gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-core] Portage-2.0.51 Bart Lauwers <blauwers@g.o>