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From: Mike Diehl <mdiehl@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Time to move on?
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 01:18:19
Ok now, I'm getting fed up with all of the breakage that I've seen in Gentoo 
in the last few months.

I'm trying to upgrade MythTV.  Emerge told me to upgrade my profile, which I 

Now I'm doing an emerge -u world. 

But before I could do that, I had to upgrade portage, with made sense.

When I go to emerge -u portage, I'm told:

sys-apps/mktemp (is blocking sys-apps/coreutils-7.1)

So I do:
emerge -C mktemp

Now I've gotten a whole page of error messages.  The most basic of error 
messages indicates that the system can't load

I'm not using SElinux!!!!  Nor do I want to.

All I want to do is upgrade a machine that I built a few months ago.  In fact, 
all I want to do is upgrade a SINGLE PACKAGE on that machine!!!

Has Gentoo become such a moving target that it's no longer suitable for 
normal, every day, usage?

I've got another machine that needs to be upgraded, but hasn't been upgraded 
in some time.  So it's profile is obsolete and many of the core packages have 
been moved around so much that there is no upgrade path from where it is now, 
to where Gentoo is.

Is it time to start looking for a new distribution?  It seems that as long as 
I keep rebuilding machines from a current live CD, all is well.  But if I try 
to upgrade anything else, I end up having to reformat.  I've been using Gentoo 
long enough to have actually met Daniel Robbins in person, but I'm considering 
moving to a different distribution.

Remember, all I want to do is upgrade MythTV.



Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Mike Kazantsev <mike_kazantsev@×××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Philip Webb <purslow@××××××××.net>
[gentoo-user] Re: Time to move on? Francesco Talamona <francesco.talamona@××××.eu>
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Peter Alfredsen <loki_val@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Dirk Heinrichs <dirk.heinrichs@××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>