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From: Mark Shields <laebshade@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] To emerge -e world or not to emerge -e world?
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 02:31:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] To emerge -e world or not to emerge -e world? by Matt Randolph
1 Depending on what you have installed, it will take more than 14 hours. Are
2 you sure they're talking about emerge -e system and not emerge -e world?
4 On 8/29/05, Matt Randolph <mattr@×××××.com> wrote:
5 >
6 > I know that upgrading glibc can cause some programs to break if they
7 > were built against the previous glibc. This happens to me all the time
8 > and I have gotten in the habit of simply re-emerging any packages that
9 > misbehave since a glibc upgrade.
10 >
11 > Well, I have upgraded both glibc and gcc within the last week or so.
12 > And I've been contemplating a kernel upgrade too. I looked at genlop
13 > and it said it will take a mere fourteen hours to re-emerge everything
14 > with an emerge -e world. I'm tempted to do it, but I'm wary of making
15 > major changes to a system that currently seems to be working perfectly.
16 >
17 > However, I've only tested a handful of packages (the ones that I use
18 > every day) since the glibc upgrade, and I did have to rebuild a few of
19 > them. For this reason, I'm guessing that a significant number of the
20 > packages that I haven't tested are actually broken too. So when I say
21 > my system seems to be working perfectly, I think that only applies to
22 > the packages that I interact with daily and probably not to some of the
23 > ones that I don't.
24 >
25 > When does it make sense to re-emerge everything? I've heard some people
26 > say never but that others do it perhaps monthly or even more often.
27 >
28 > Is there a (significant) risk that something will go wrong? Even
29 > terribly wrong?
30 >
31 > Is it possible that some important programs aren't working right now due
32 > to having been built against an older glibc, and that I'm simply
33 > oblivious to the fact that they aren't working? I'm worried
34 > specifically about system programs that I don't usually have reason to
35 > interact with, yet may be vitally important to the security and
36 > stability of my system.
37 > --
38 > gentoo-user@g.o mailing list
39 >
40 >
43 --
44 - Mark Shields


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