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From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Anyone got any older Portage snapshots kicking around?
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:41:05
Message-Id: 20110716183744.GA2336@acm.acm
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Anyone got any older Portage snapshots kicking around? by Stroller
1 Hi, Stroller.
3 On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 05:53:48PM +0100, Stroller wrote:
4 > A bit of a long shot, this, but has anyone got any older Portage
5 > snapshots kicking around, by any chance?
7 I have a /usr/portage from 2009-12-20 on my "rescue" system. I don't
8 think I've synched it after that (but I'm too lazy to look up the `find'
9 info page to check properly).
11 Is that any good?
13 > I have a box which hasn't been updated in 2 - 3 years. It would
14 > normally be easiest to format and reinstall, but in this case the box
15 > in question is a PS3 which was installed using the experimental PS3
16 > stages which are (I think) no longer available.
18 > I'm pretty sure this machine has some PS3-specific hacks applied, so I
19 > think an attempt to upgrade the hard way is worthwhile. If it doesn't
20 > work I'll probably try Debian, or something.
22 > I have no illusions that attempting this *will* be a pain the ass,
23 > because in the past I've updated machines which have been ignored for
24 > 18 months, and that required lots of manually digging in the Portage
25 > CVS attic and copying files into the local overlay by hand.
27 > So if anyone has any Portage snapshots that are sufficiently old left
28 > lying around from an old install, it would save me that grunt work.
30 > Alternatively, if you, too, have a machine that hasn't been updated a
31 > long time, maybe you'll be able to help me by tarring up a copy of the
32 > Portage tree.
34 As a matter of interest, how, exactly, are you going to use the old
35 portage? Is it a matter of updating in two moderate chunks rather than
36 everything at once?
38 > Thanks for looking,
40 > Stroller.
42 --
43 Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Anyone got any older Portage snapshots kicking around? Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] Anyone got any older Portage snapshots kicking around? Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>