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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] GDM kbd/mouse lockup after emerge --update on a stable amd64 platform - need hints to cure
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:18:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] GDM kbd/mouse lockup after emerge --update on a stable amd64 platform - need hints to cure by Michael Mol
1 Michael Mol wrote:
2 > Dale wrote:
3 >> Michael Mol wrote:
4 >>> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 5:38 AM, Mick<michaelkintzios@×××××.com> wrote:
5 >>>> You need portage-2.2 to be able to use sets.
6 >>> Sadly, is the latest marked stable for ~amd64. (Or was, last
7 >>> time I synced.)
8 >>>
9 >>> It'll be nice when it's available, though.
10 >>>
11 >>
12 >> I been using the unstable portage for a long time. Since I built this
13 >> rig if I recall correctly. It works fine but it does get updated pretty
14 >> regular. Zac is always adding some new frills and shiney things. ;-) I
15 >> wouldn't blame you for staying stable but it works fine here on my amd64
16 >> and old x86 rig.
17 >
18 > Devs don't seem to like bug reports involving mixes of stable and
19 > unstable. I was mildly scolded for filing a bug report against xemacs'
20 > failing to build with libpng15, when xemacs was stable, and libpng15
21 > wasn't, yet. I'm trying to being slightly more conservative about what
22 > I unmask.
23 >
24 > Between autounmask and specific desires to be on top of some packages,
25 > it's not easy. For example, stable WINE hasn't built since February
26 > 2011... ( ) Anyone who
27 > needs WINE for any reason needs to use their unstable 1.3.x tree. This
28 > isn't expected to be fixed until this coming *March*, when ICU 49 goes
29 > generally available.
30 >
31 > /rant
32 >
33 >
36 I file bugs with the unstable portage and I don't think I've ever heard
37 them complain about running unstable portage. That said, sometimes when
38 you run some software unstable and some not, then you can run into
39 issues. A while back I was trying to burn home DVDs. I run the latest
40 KDE4 but not all the way up to 9999 but unstable still. I had to also
41 install unstable for the packages that it depended on as well. Things
42 like DeVeDe and Bombono would not work well with them being unstable and
43 the things under the hood running stable. Things like this, you have to
44 make choices and just sort of figure out my trial and error. If in
45 doubt, ask here first to see if a bug should be posted or not. If
46 others have ran into the same issue, then maybe it needs to be filed
47 possibly upstream.
49 Thing is, the latest portage seems to fix things more than it breaks.
50 It handles updates a lot better. The downside, docs are not to up to
51 date. Zac manages to stay ahead of the docs at times. I monitor -dev
52 to sort of keep up.
54 Maybe they will mark it stable soon and you can test out all the new stuff.
56 Dale
58 :-) :-)
60 --
61 I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words!
63 Miss the compile output? Hint:
64 EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--quiet-build=n"