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From: James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Delayed update semantics
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:27:26
1 Hello,
3 Context: Stable Systems with a few newer packages
4 (unmasked) in portage.
6 Some of the recent discussion threads bounce around the issue
7 of solutions being completed a few days after new packages are release.
8 Hey, it's Gentoo, we're all keenly aware of this. No problem.
9 But, from time to time, I get really distracted from Gentoo
10 with other engineering, social and financial issues, as most on this
11 list (humanoids refer to this as "having a life") ymmv.
14 So, being the lazy, aging admin/hack/engineer that I am,
15 every time I try another distro, it just does not work for
16 my needs, so like it or not, I'm stuck with Gentoo.....
17 (dont get me wrong, I love Gentoo, just sometimes
18 I neglect that (gentoo admin) part of my life for sporadic periods).
21 So, my latest ideas is to "sync up" and then wait one week
22 before acutally installing those new packages. This would
23 allow the fodder that the good folks on this list catch,
24 bitch about (um, I mean file bug reports) and fix, to
25 occur first; then I can complete the package update
26 cautiously avoiding an "emerge sync".
29 But when you "emerge sync" if to do the updates immediately, they'll be
30 the latest packages. If I do a "emerge sync" and wait
31 7 days to begin updating the packages, I'll be delayed
32 by one week, and have a one week of buffered fixes for added
33 problem filtering. But those fixes might not be available
34 without a fresh "emerge sync"?
37 When time permits I CAN CHOOSE to "emerge sync" and then immediately
38 update the packages and parse through the issues mostly. Call
39 this the stable-stable approach to gentoo updates.
41 Does anyone see any problems or a better way to stay one-week-delayed ?
43 I'm increasingly managing more Gentoo systems, particularly embedded
44 and server based gentoo systems and that is the source that compounds these
45 time-sink-issues for me. Maybe some external-integrated management approach
46 such as CFengine is my answer?
48 Your comments and thoughts are most welcome.
51 James


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Delayed update semantics Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Delayed update semantics Daniel Frey <djqfrey@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Delayed update semantics nunojsilva@×××××××.pt
Re: [gentoo-user] Delayed update semantics Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>