Now please don't just say go to gentoo, no my reason for installing funtoo was because of networking and the fact wpa_supplicant hates my wpa2 setup (actually pretty common error) but works with a wep or open connection and I'm not risking breakage as I have additional firewalls attached and Funtoo's AddWifi works perfectly.
However I'm wondering if switching to Gentoo's Portage tree(instead of Funtoo's) would break any dependencies? As I think Funtoo uses a modified networkmanager ebuild if I'm not mistaken.
Obviously this would be done once I have everything up and running and all I have to do is emerge my desktop or wm environment, now I know that there are some overlay's that do not work nicely in Funtoo and one of them was Unity-Gentoo I did get it up and running by modifying ebuilds but I don't have the time for that and I have a 3 day weekend where I want funtoo running by Midnight tonight (takes me about 1 hr to install and about 1 hr to emerge xorg server)
I'm sure changing portage tree's is as simple as git checkout gentoo.org as there is updates to packages that are not in funtoo's portage tree but are in Gentoo's (surprised GCC 4.8 wasn't masked or added to either surprises me as I would like to try it out).
I've also noticed lag to freezing when using certain overlay's with layman that worked fine in Gentoo, they were toolchain and kde (like to stay with the live build with kde).
Last edited by Rukiri (2013-01-12 17:32:26)
Sorry, what do you want to hear? Try on yourself, but it will break. There are plenty of reasons the trees are different.
If you just need several packages from Gentoo Tree (whyever), what about copying them and use it in some kind of overlay?