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From: hitachi303 <gentoo-user@××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] What is the best way forward?
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:45:35
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] What is the best way forward? by Grant Taylor
1 Am 25.02.2021 um 02:43 schrieb Grant Taylor:
2 > I need to update a system that hasn't been updated in 337 days (March
3 > 24th 2020.  --  Life has been ... trying.
4 >
5 > What is the best way forward?
6 >
7 > It seems as if there have been a lot of changes in the interim; glibc,
8 > Python 2.7 being deprecated, default Python going to 3.7(?), other
9 > breaking changes....
10 >
11 > Is there a way that I can sync portage to something from April, May, or
12 > even June of 2020, do a full update (including "-DUNe @world")?
13 > Iterating through multiple rounds to get current?
14 >
15 > Any help would be appreciated.
16 >
20 I found it to be helpful to de-install as many programs as possible
21 before starting the update and the first emerge --sync. This reduces the
22 amount of conflicts by a considerable amount. Stuff like libreoffice or
23 thunderbird and so on and all of their dependencies. Everything your
24 system does not need to run but what you need to be productive when you
25 use your system. I use -av --depclean for this.
27 Also there is something in the gentoo wiki about upgrading old or too
28 old systems.


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Re: [gentoo-user] What is the best way forward? Wols Lists <antlists@××××××××××××.uk>
[gentoo-user] Re: What is the best way forward? Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>