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  1. 7 points
    drobbins

    1.4-release efforts starting

    Everyone, I have just started getting kit-fixups ready for 1.4-release development. Some key changes that are coming in 1.4-release: move away from eselect opengl and to libglvnd. official support of container-based solution for steam, etc. updates to pam and pambase 1.4-release will be tracking "current" gentoo for a while and will freeze sometime this summer, likely in June 2019. If you want to get involved, chat on #funtoo and look at the latest commits to kit-fixups on code.funtoo.org. I'll also be doing some introductory videos on how to get involved with the new release of Funtoo. -Daniel
  2. 6 points
    drobbins

    Funtoo release model

    We are not doing rolling release for the following reasons: Too much time is spent on fixing various breakages coming in from Gentoo, which takes time away from other things... other things are more important such as new technology like fchroot and the upcoming containerization solution... If users are interested in certain packages being updated, I am encouraging them to submit a pull request and maintain these ebuilds themselves, so I am going to focus on helping YOU maintain ebuilds rather than have a few people (this has generally been Oleg) maintaining them for everyone. This model doesn't scale -- we all need to do a little bit rather than a few people doing a lot. See the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKmOY6p3c9hxv3vJMAF8vVw for tutorials Short-term, this means development slows down. But in reality, it will speed up development greatly. For those hanging out on IRC, you know that Oleg who has helped to maintain Funtoo for years has moved on to a new chapter in his life, so he is no longer active on Funtoo. But even though I am not slaving away over here, thanks to incoming pull requests Funtoo is continuing to move forward and be responsive to user needs. So think of it as a course correction as we become more agile and community-oriented, and be part of the solution. If you are reading this, it means you are part of the Funtoo community and just as able to contribute to Funtoo as anyone else (maybe with some tutorials/videos to help). When I work on technologies, I am trying more to work on key tools that help the community be more productive (like fchroot) rather than focusing on specific ebuilds, which I am leaving to the community to manage using pull requests. Best, Daniel
  3. 6 points
    The 1.0 release of Funtoo Linux is not going to be maintained after September 30, 2018. So please be sure to upgrade your systems to Funtoo Linux 1.2 using https://www.funtoo.org/Upgrade_Instructions so that you will continue to get updates! We will also be starting development on Funtoo Linux 1.3 in a few days, on August 31. We are moving to a new agile (scrum) process, where we will be doing 1-week sprints (time-constrained sets of work). Our work will include some portion of fixes for 1.2 and some new work on 1.3. When we as a team decide that 1.3 is ready for various milestones (alpha, beta, release candidate) we will mark it as such. Thus, we have no hard deadline for 1.3 as I do not want to try to hit arbitrary dates that are not based on the actual work. But we will get there, sooner rather than later!
  4. 4 points
    Hi all, Please test ego-2.6.0, which is currently masked for testing. As many of you have noticed, there have been significant changes to kit generation and currently, ego is less "flexible" about mixing and matching kits from different releases. This is a side-effect of massively improved merge scripts, which now leverage python's asyncio, use a thread pool for database operations, and have much better internal design. I have put a lot of work into this new codebase and the new design is much better foundation for future development. Currently, it is possible to select a custom xorg-kit or gnome-kit, but all other branches are locked down to the release. For those who may be upset -- We have never "officially" supported anything but the standard collection of release kits anyway, with some tweaks of xorg-kit and gnome-kit, so users who push the limits of mixing and matching kits right now have been using Funtoo in a way that is beyond the scope of what we intended to deliver, likely without realizing it. So if you want to use an unusual combination of kits -- awesome -- we want to support this officially in time, but we are working on getting there the right way rather than committing to supporting all these unusual combinations all at once. If you have gotten accustomed to this flexibility in the past, know that this lack of flexibility is only temporary as we continue to build out our next generation of innovative technologies for managing kits. Re-enabling support for any old combination of kits is going backwards, in my opinion, and instead we need to move forward to OFFICIALLY support more combinations of kits. For the time being, you may need to write a small script to get things exactly how you want in meta-repo. We encourage people to use combinations we officially support if possible -- 1.2 with some variation of gnome-kit or xorg-kit. Things will be easier that way for the time being. Also, we now have the 1.3-release kit names and definitions finalized, so this will allow us to move forward with 1.3 release development. Best, Daniel
  5. 4 points
    drobbins

    Welcome to the new forums!

    I just fixed login-related issues. Funtoo users who had not used the forums before were unable to log in. I've also fixed the password reset link to go to our official password reset page, as well as the create account link. So logins should be working well. One note is that if you were are user of the old forums, and you changed your 'displayname' to show something other than your username, then your forums account username will be your displayname. You can alternatively try logging in with your email as your username instead. Everyone else should be good to go using their funtoo username (and password, of course) to log in here.
  6. 3 points
    lazlo.vii

    Is Funtoo dying?

    Funtoo isn't dying. Funtoo is changing just like it always has. You know far better than we do what you want from your Linux distro so ask yourself if you have liked all of the past changes to Funtoo. Then stick with it and have some faith in the wisdom of our BDFL. If you don't like what you see in a year or two you can go to another distro and have not lost anything. I originally switched to Funtoo because too many things in Gentoo and Debian stayed the same. Having bleeding edge packages wasn't why I used Gentoo. It was because it gave me a greater degree of control than any other OS. The reason I love Debian is because the stable release is always stable but unfortunately I have to give a lot of control to use it. Funtoo can give me the control that I want and at the same time give me the stability that I need so I am keeping an open mind. If you have the skills to contribute to the code base and improve things for all of us I encourage you to get involved. If you are like me and couldn't write a program if your life depended on it then I encourage you donate a bit of money to Funtoo every month.
  7. 3 points
    drobbins

    Wiki Improvements

    Hello Everyone -- I want to highlight some improvements that have been made to the wiki besides our new FAQ (https://www.funtoo.org/FAQ) We now have a new Subarches page that is a lot easier to navigate: https://www.funtoo.org/Subarches And the look of various things like notes, tips, warnings, etc. have been improved for a cleaner, more consistent look. This is a good sample page to browse the new look. Note that you may need to "hard reload" the page to get the new CSS: https://www.funtoo.org/Upgrade_Instructions Enjoy! -Daniel
  8. 3 points
    morgareth

    Screenshots

    My current desktop
  9. 3 points
    drobbins

    Funtoo improves Dropbox

    Hi All, I've just massively reworked the net-misc/dropbox ebuild to provide a much better experience in Funtoo and you should see this showing up in the next few hours. I couldn't get the Gentoo dropbox working reliably. Here is a list of all the changes: Updated to dropbox-39.4.49.ebuild No longer has an initscript It now sets up ~/.dropbox-dist for each user who sets up dropbox (rather than having a system dropbox install) You don't need to be in the "dropbox" group to use the dropbox nautilus (gnome file browser) extension gnome support is built-in (as long as "gnome" is set in USE, which it is if you are using the GNOME mix-in.) Reworked the python 'dropbox' script to provide a better user experience and be optimal for Funtoo: if you start "dropbox" for the first time from GNOME, it will start a GTK+ installer to set up dropbox for you. if you don't have a GUI, you can still install dropbox The above two features are existing features of dropbox that were somewhat borked in Gentoo. At the end of the setup process, you are given instructions on how to enable dropbox on startup. dropbox command-line tool is also included. Please note that if you have nautilus-dropbox installed, you will need to remove it. This should result in a really nice experience for dropbox users. Use as follows: # emerge dropbox (make sure it's 39.4.49 -- this is the new version.) (as regular user:) $ dropbox start -i This will initialize the ~/.dropbox-dist directory for the user via a command-line or GTK+ interface. Once this is done, dropbox start should be added to your .bash_login and/or .xprofile and can be run immediately to start dropbox in your current session. Since the ebuild is completely new, the possibility of bugs exist. Please report bugs at https://bugs.funtoo.org . Thanks. -Daniel
  10. 3 points
    I'd rather it be opt-in, myself. One of the main reasons for my using Linux over other OS's is that data is specifically NOT sent by default.
  11. 2 points
    You and I are on the cusp of a political discussion here 🙂 but I would argue that even "reputable" sites these days are spewing propaganda, so there is no substitute for critical thinking. We do not live in an ethical age. Whether intentional or the result of our modern echo chamber, there is misleading information EVERYWHERE online and I couldn't really tell you ANY trustworthy source of information that I would tell you that you could trust implicitly. Even Associated Press and Reuters seem horribly compromised and full of spin! Every journalist seems to want to write an atomic bomb of a news story and go though such extreme lengths to try to inject bias while remaining 'factual' -- it would be comical if it weren't so sad. Assuming a posture of skepticism and "it's probably not as bad as it sounds" is highly recommended when looking at sources of information online. Politics is the art of getting a ton of people pissed off and then leveraging that energy -- and doing this online is known to be extremely effective. So you just have to be wary. Don't be a pawn. Now, as for the other issues you raised, I guess I can read and think about those now that I've vented 🙂
  12. 2 points
    Hey Everyone, I recently upgraded to a newer Thinkpad Laptop (P1) and decided this was a good time to upgrade Funtoo's graphics stack to sort of finish the work that TemptorSent had started. You'll recall that if you tested 1.4, media-libs/mesa could be quite picky with USE vars/VIDEO_CARDS settings. This should now be fixed. One thing that bugged me when I installed Funtoo on my P1 was that video acceleration wasn't working well. So I've tried very hard to address this so that "out of the box" with minimal/no configuration, you will have good video acceleration support in Funtoo. New documentation on this system that is now in 1.4 can be found here: https://www.funtoo.org/Make.conf/VIDEO_CARDS In particular, see here: https://www.funtoo.org/Make.conf/VIDEO_CARDS/Mix-ins (This table is also included in the main page linked above.) You'll also see extensive documentation on the new VIDEO_CARDS settings that are available and all map directly to a particular graphics driver now (eliminating confusion between gallium and DRI drivers that existed.) The workstation and desktop flavors will now auto-enable Open Source Intel integrated graphics (DRI) and Radeon Gallium graphics (Gallium) -- enabling Vulkan for both. I did not enable nvidia or nouveau by default as I leave this choice of proprietary vs. open source to the user (for Intel and Radeon, the best choices are obvious so safe to enable these.) This should be a big step towards getting everyone optimal video performance in Funtoo without significant work! Be sure to give https://www.funtoo.org/Make.conf/VIDEO_CARDS/Mix-ins and the parent page a good read. And if you use firefox, play around with the h264ify plugin to optimize YouTube video playback and see if it helps reduce your CPU usage. Enjoy!
  13. 2 points
    drobbins

    Funtoo release model

    And to expand on this some more -- While it's true that we don't have a dedicated security team and rely on users to report CVE's, this doesn't mean that we trail behind Gentoo in all areas. For example, we have a fix in gettext for CVE-2018-18751 that gentoo does not appear to have. We also had important fixes for avahi remote exploits before Gentoo. In general this means that our ability to be up-to-date with CVEs depends upon our users' ability to report these. In areas where we have had good reports, we have sometimes had things fixed sooner.
  14. 2 points
    greenzap

    Feeling good with Funtoo

    Got a (new to me) Thinkpad T420s and decided Funtoo would be the primary OS. I'm happy to say I went through the install today and I now have Funtoo installed and booted. Just need to setup everything I want on it now.
  15. 2 points
    Hi, everyone! mysql-community-8.0.12 added in 1.3-release. This is Oracle's MySQL-8 major release. Please, notice, that this package cannot be installed with mysql (replacing). It also has certain incompatibilities with older versions of mysql and databases, created. https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/8.0/en/news-8-0-12.html
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Looks great -- good work!
  18. 2 points
    drobbins

    why do we have such outdated packges?

    Good questions. The issues with blockers due to not having the correct version available will be disappearing with 1.3-release when it is available. It currently happens because we are using different snapshot dates for different parts of the tree, and we are not going to to do that anymore with 1.3+. 1.3-release will be a 'frozen' release when it is released, meaning it will gradually become out-of-date, though we will be bumping critical packages and backporting security fixes. But the process we use to create 1.3 will be used to launch 1.4 development immediately, so we are getting better at this and releases will come a lot more often ? The goal is to have a very stable and tested release that doesn't have unanticipated changes, until you want to pull them in by moving to the next release. So this is the pattern we are trying to establish. Hopefully we can get releases to the point where they are coming frequently enough people do not feel like packages are "stale". That is the goal. With the improvements in our tools, I think we will be able to achieve it. It is actually easier to do releases often rather than infrequently -- right now we are just in the "growing pains" stage where we are in the process of moving to a more rapid release schedule. As funtoo's team grows, we will have the person-power to actually move ahead of Gentoo in more areas. Right now, these areas are limited due to us only having a ~4 person team and Gentoo having several hundred developers.
  19. 2 points
    drobbins

    Funtoo Stages and Release 1.2

    Hi All, By default, we are now building stage3's using Funtoo Linux 1.2 release as default. This means that new installs will have this in their /etc/ego.conf: [global] release = 1.2 If you are still using release 1.0, that's fine -- your system will continue to use 1.0. When you upgrade to ego 2.4.1 or later, you will be able to set the release as above in your ego.conf, re-run "ego sync", and you will be upgraded to the 1.2 release. The release= setting is simply a short-hand for setting the various 1.2-related kits individually in the [kits] section, so many of you are already running 1.2. Best, Daniel
  20. 2 points
    Oleg Vinichenko

    LLVM updates

    New kit, lllvm-kit now added. It consist of small numbers of ebuilds that are directly related to the sys-devel/llvm. The rationale behind this is that ebuilds for llvm had no update for very long time and are problematic to maintain due to those ebuilds were spread all over different kits. Now they are from one kit. This kit is enabled by default and involves following update steps: ego sync emerge -C llvm:0 clang:0 emerge -1 llvm mesa emerge -auDN @world emerge @preserved-rebuild
  21. 2 points
    dkg

    Getting eix to work with kits

    This was very helpful. Your output... open("/etc/portage/repos.conf/", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_LARGEFILE|O_DIRECTORY|O_CLOEXEC) = 3 My output... open("/etc/portage/repos.conf/", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied) It turns out that /etc/portage/repos.conf/ is owned by root:root. Presumably, eix is using the portage user, and in combination with my default umask=077, it did not have permission. It's not a problem for /var/git/meta-repo/ because it is owned by portage:portage. I had adjusted the permissions of /var/git/meta-repo/ and one point, but never touched /etc/portage/repos.conf/. Occasionally, umask=077 does lead to some oddities. I have it working now. Thank you.
  22. 2 points
    drobbins

    New ebuild: turbovnc

    Hi All, I have just committed net-misc/turbovnc to the Funtoo tree. Turbo VNC is a very good VNC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Network_Computing) client and server. As a client, it will allow you to connect to remote systems and is very fast and feature-rich, with a ton of security options. As a server, it integrates with X and supports VirtualGL. VirtualGL is functionality that overcomes some inherent limitations of VNC, which traditionally does not support OpenGL or forces applications to use non-hardware rendering. With VirtualGL, you can remotely access a Funtoo system with hardware-accelerated OpenGL and benefit from its GPU (graphics will render on the remote system using hardware acceleration and then the rendered images will be transmitted to your client.) Learn more about VirtualGL here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VirtualGL As a client, I've found turbovnc to be significantly faster than tigervnc, and the client has a lot of very useful configuration options -- see screenshots below. Please give the ebuild a try and let me know how it works for you.
  23. 1 point
    @ennui AppArmor is enabled again, and for a bit the dovecot mess resurfaced. But I disabled the dovecot profiles this should have already been resolved. If necessary, reboot your container and it should be fine.
  24. 1 point
    Hi All, I've upgraded our authentication framework, and you should be able to log in. But the migration was not without hiccups. You should be able to log in to forums, wiki, bugs, code.funtoo.org and friends. You might notice that some bugs on bugs.funtoo.org have my name listed as "drobbins#1". This isn't because I think I'm awesome, but because our migration triggered some bad behavior in JIRA and I need to repair its user database. It's annoying, but very fixable, and I'll get to this soon, and should continue to work in the meantime. If you have login issues, please message me privately on the forums, or contact me directly on discord or telegram (links on the main wiki page.)
  25. 1 point
    drobbins

    New steam-nvidia-launcher

    Steam now has an official launcher script to make it easier to use, called "steam-nvidia-launcher". I've updated the Steam documentation at https://www.funtoo.org/Steam to now direct users to use the launcher script instead. It's easier to use and more robust, as you just have one script that does everything from download the docker image, to create the container, to start the container if it already exists and needs to be started locally. steam-nvidia-launcher also fixes a bug where the Steam container wouldn't start consistently after a reboot. Launcher is available here. Remember to consult the wiki (link above) for usage info: https://code.funtoo.org/bitbucket/users/drobbins/repos/docker-steam/browse/steam-nvidia-launcher
  26. 1 point
    stamasd

    Best epub/ebook reader?

    Yeah, was going to say I just found out there is an ebuild for fbreader; I couldn't check at the time of my original post because I was waiting for calibre to emerge (which failed BTW, I posted a bug report). Trying to install fbreader now. Thanks! (edit) fbreader installed correctly, seems to be the one I was looking for. Thank you again.
  27. 1 point
    jhan

    emerge world with warning

    That seems to be a warning about the different python versions for those two packages. Currently numpy-1.17.0_rc1 accepts python 3.5, 2.6 and 3.7 while inkscape-0.92.4 just python 2.7 Looks like bug report FL-6568 to me.
  28. 1 point
    sacviper

    cannot grab -march

  29. 1 point
    jhan

    cannot grab -march

    Look at the output of 'epro' arch should be set there. See https://www.funtoo.org/Install/Profiles and https://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_Profiles for more details.
  30. 1 point
    drobbins

    How to run Steam in Funtoo/LXD

    In my testing, the --exclude method did not work and I manually modified the PDEPEND in nvidia-drivers in /var/git/meta-repo/kits for now as a local work-around. Just a note -- you will likely need to do this too. Other option is to also --exclude nvidia-drivers and then do an emerge -1 nvidia-drivers --exclude nvidia-kernel-modules after the big emerge.
  31. 1 point
    drobbins

    1.4 now in BETA

    Been doing automated tests all day today, adding fixes as I find things, and also added a fix so kde-plasma-5 should merge fine now.
  32. 1 point
    engineer

    dependency conflict libxml2, itstool

    Thanks guys - I've put all three way to override python in my package.use!! # package.use # # three ways to select python version >=app-text/asciidoc-8.6.10 python_single_target_python2_7 python_targets_python2_7 dev-util/itstool PYTHON_TARGETS: -* python3_6 PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET: -* python3_6 dev-libs/libxml2 python_targets_python*
  33. 1 point
    cardinal

    dependency conflict libxml2, itstool

    Add to package.use dev-util/itstool PYTHON_TARGETS: -* python3_6 PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET: -* python3_6 dev-libs/libxml2 PYTHON_TARGETS: -* python3_6 I don't specify >=< and package version when overriding default USE flags in package.use Reference: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Python/PYTHON_TARGETS https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:Parts/Working/USE
  34. 1 point
    Yo, Systemd is cancer? Yes or sure? https://capsule8.com/blog/exploiting-systemd-journald-part-1/ and https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/777595/fd4dc34c1fbc5dde/ - coffnix
  35. 1 point
    I'm just glad that we have this awesome distro to avoid all that garbage. Thanks to everyone who contributes!
  36. 1 point
    Oleg Vinichenko

    mysql-community-8.0.14

    New release of mysql-community available. Version 8.0.14 fixes numerous security fixes. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujan2019-5072801.html#AppendixMSQL Please pay attention to ebuild post instaaltion messages, if you setting up MySQl for the first time as emerge --config option now removed in favor of upstream and more featureful mysql_secure-installation Report any issues you may find with package install and use cases.
  37. 1 point
    cardinal

    Funtoo slow in my netbook :(

    Funtoo is software rendering because you haven't built the MESA radeonsi hardware rendering driver: > [ 1964.602] (EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_dri.so failed (/usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory) > [ 1964.603] (EE) AIGLX error: unable to load driver radeonsi
  38. 1 point
    jhan

    From openssl to libressl + gnutls

    I am in the process of moving to libressl at the moment and the procedure described at https://bghost.xyz/post/libressl_on_funtoo/ works quite well.
  39. 1 point
    So you are trying to install gentoo? Or what are you trying to do and what did you do?
  40. 1 point
    Ryo

    Unknown CPU given in --with-arch=skylake

    ? damn ! yes i had it set up in make.conf. Thank you , i can now get some sleep ^^
  41. 1 point
    Funtoo containers /var/git/meta-repo has been upgraded to release-1.2. For information on how to upgrade your containers, see these detailed instructions. If anyone needs their container to be wiped and reloaded to a fresh 1.2 installation, please email us at support@funtoo.org and let us know. Best, Daniel
  42. 1 point
    foxoswin

    It's ok or not ?

    ok, good job then :-) have fun
  43. 1 point
    mauricev

    why do we need pam?

    The reason is explained here https://bugs.funtoo.org/browse/FL-5318?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Aall-tabpanel The profile overrules the make.conf
  44. 1 point
    Oleg Vinichenko

    Cinnamon and Xinerama

    enabled in cinnamon for now.
  45. 1 point
    Thanks again, it solved the issue.
  46. 1 point
    dkg

    Dropbox changes

    Hi, Included in drobbins' recent Dropbox announcement was, "No longer has an initscript." I use the initscript on one system so that Dropbox contents would always sync immediately, even if I was not logged in. This is a server that runs 24x7 and is the primary backup source (as in pushed to backup locations, which means I need the source to be current) for my Dropbox contents. What is an alternate way to achieve this?
  47. 1 point
    drobbins

    Dropbox changes

    Yes, sorry for the inconvenience of this change -- dropbox is supposed to be set up under each user's home directory rather than installed centrally. While this fixes quite a few other complications it does make things more complicated for you. Fortunately there is a pretty good way to get dropbox working the way you want -- using /etc/local.d. See if this works for your needs. Try creating an /etc/local.d/dropbox.start script that will start dropbox as the user of your choice when the system boots: #!/bin/bash su username -c "/usr/bin/dropbox start" Then... # chmod +x /etc/local.d/dropbox.start This will run dropbox as user "username" when the system starts.
  48. 1 point
    drobbins

    New kit: lang-kit

    Note that the lang-kit is based on a snapshot of Gentoo from about 4 days ago. Thus, you may see some minor downgrades of some packages if you have updated your system in the last 3-4 days. This is normal and shouldn't cause issues.
  49. 1 point
    i remember this problem and will fix now
  50. 1 point
    drobbins

    llvm-gcc + systemd ?

    We are planning to stick with OpenRC and gcc.
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