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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:29:36
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx by Mark Knecht
1 On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:17:12 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
3 > 1) It absolutely isn't that the hardware is unsupported, it's that a
4 > *feature* of the hardware (TV Out S-Video) became unsupported.
6 And the S-Video output is part of the hardware, so you do have
7 unsupported hardware.
9 > 2) Following your Bugzilla suggestion about asking that it be put back
10 > into portage to it's logical conclusion and it gets scary. Here's the
11 > paraphrased request:
12 >
13 > a) I need ati-driver-8.28.8 put back into portage because it's the
14 > last driver that supports TV out for the 9100 IGP chipset.
15 > b) Unfortunately I need 2.6.19 added back into portage because it's
16 > the last kernel that ati-driver-8.28.8 runs on.
17 > c) Because all this old stuff doesn't work on the new xorg-server I
18 > need xorg-server-1.1.1 to remain in portage.
20 When you put it like that... but there's no harm in asking.
22 > I really think this is what a personal overlay is for, but as I've
23 > said for years, it's hard to build an overlay when you don't know what
24 > needs to be in it until it's been removed.
26 I think that whenever you start masking newer versions of a package to
27 force portage to stay with the older ones, you should consider
28 copying them to an overlay. Everything is removed eventually and if you
29 can't keep up with updates, you preferred version will disappear at some
30 time. It's not the end of the world as you can still get the files from
31 the CVS attic, it's just that copying them in advance saves some work.
33 > And yes, *something* has
34 > removed these files, at least from my distfiles directory and I'm
35 > pretty confident it wasn't me by hand because the machines all have
36 > disk space which is the only reason I ever remove packages from there
37 > by hand.
39 eix-sync makes no mention of cleaning $DISTDIR, either in its man page or
40 --help output, so I reckon you're running something else to do this.
41 Maybe eclean in a postsync script. What do you have in
42 /etc/portage/postsync.d?
44 You could put a script in here that runs
46 rsync -a /usr/portage/ /usr/portage.bak/
48 which would mean you have your own portage attic and could retrieve any
49 deleted ebuild whenever you want.
52 --
53 Neil Bothwick
55 Anything is possible if you don't know what
56 you are talking about.


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