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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 00:17:15
Message-Id: h1rr9f$hm0$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx by Mark Knecht
1 On 06/24/2009 03:06 AM, Mark Knecht wrote:
2 >[...]
3 > Am I hosed again? Did updating portage break my machine by removing
4 > what I was just using:
5 > [...]
6 >
7 > Is xorg-server-1.1.1 completely gone and I'm hosed? I'm not finding it
8 > on my my machine. The only variations on that theme seem to be in
9 > /var/db/pkg. No tar files, just other programming junk.
10 >
11 > I absolutely HATE this about portage. Update your machine just
12 > thinking about trying a new piece of software and then find you cannot
13 > immediately go back. Gentoo was supposed to be about choice. Seems
14 > it's not about my choice anymore. Bummer.
16 I hate to say this, but if you have a machine that you don't keep up to
17 date by doing full updates at least each month or two, then Gentoo is
18 *not* for you because Gentoo simply lacks the notion of "stable".
19 "Stable" refers to package versions, not system stability. Gentoo is
20 never "stable" in that sense like other distros that offer "stable"
21 releases. Something like Debian stable should be more appropriate and
22 far more easier to keep operational for machines like that.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>