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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
1 Ok now, I'm getting fed up with all of the breakage that I've seen in Gentoo
2 in the last few months.
4 I'm trying to upgrade MythTV. Emerge told me to upgrade my profile, which I
5 did.
7 Now I'm doing an emerge -u world.
9 But before I could do that, I had to upgrade portage, with made sense.
11 When I go to emerge -u portage, I'm told:
13 sys-apps/mktemp (is blocking sys-apps/coreutils-7.1)
15 So I do:
16 emerge -C mktemp
18 Now I've gotten a whole page of error messages. The most basic of error
19 messages indicates that the system can't load
21 I'm not using SElinux!!!! Nor do I want to.
23 All I want to do is upgrade a machine that I built a few months ago. In fact,
24 all I want to do is upgrade a SINGLE PACKAGE on that machine!!!
26 Has Gentoo become such a moving target that it's no longer suitable for
27 normal, every day, usage?
29 I've got another machine that needs to be upgraded, but hasn't been upgraded
30 in some time. So it's profile is obsolete and many of the core packages have
31 been moved around so much that there is no upgrade path from where it is now,
32 to where Gentoo is.
34 Is it time to start looking for a new distribution? It seems that as long as
35 I keep rebuilding machines from a current live CD, all is well. But if I try
36 to upgrade anything else, I end up having to reformat. I've been using Gentoo
37 long enough to have actually met Daniel Robbins in person, but I'm considering
38 moving to a different distribution.
40 Remember, all I want to do is upgrade MythTV.
42 Mike.


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>