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  1. Greetings during unusual times -- I wanted to let everyone know that the following ebuilds are currently being auto-updated using our new, amazing autogen framework. That means we will always have current versions: www-client/firefox-bin www-client/google-chrome www-client/google-chrome-beta www-client/google-chrome-unstable www-client/brave-bin app-admin/pass app-admin/passwordsafe net-misc/anydesk-bin mail-client/thunderbird-bin net-im/discord-bin net-im/zoom-bin net-im/slack-bin More are on the way! For those working remotely, I recommend checking out zoom-bin (Zoom meetings) as well as anydesk-bin (AnyDesk) for fast remote desktop. They work great under Funtoo. Enjoy, and stay safe. -Daniel
  2. @john123 yes! This is a good idea. Please see if we have an issue open for it on the bug tracker and if not open one to track progress. Thank you.
  3. I would probably need to play with it a bit to see, but make sure that *all* sandboxing is disabled. There is now a network-sandbox which could be causing the failures regarding network interface.
  4. @minou666 yes sometimes I miss Montreal -- it has a place in my heart. I do have some family there, but I am not very close to them. I grew up in Montreal in the 70's and early 80's as a kid and there was a lot more youthful energy in the city. Today it feels more 'dead' (maybe that is a bit too harsh) or quieter, or maybe a bit too refined. People have grown up. Youthful neighborhoods are filled with older people. Not as many young families. No 'electricity' or that feeling that you are part of a special thing at a special time in history. You feel that people are a bit more in the 9-5 grind, or maybe better to say the work routine of mid-life, with still some good life balance, but it is routine. Not bad, but in contrast to earlier times quite sedate. It feels a bit sad to me because when I was a kid there, it was alive. Now it feels sort of like a modern version of a very good sports car that has lost some of it's 'magic', like the soul has been refined out. You will find some exceptions to this in some areas, and it's still a wonderful city -- I am just talking about the overall impression which was significant -- I was left with a feeling that despite it being a lovely city, it did not have the same magic I was hoping to experience. Maybe Montreal is laying dormant until it awakens again. For a good city to visit I recommend visiting Lviv, Ukraine. I was there relatively recently and it had very good energy. In a strange way I feel like you may feel more of a connection to the old Montreal in Lviv, on the other side of the world. Very different but similar energy. If you go there I think you will see what I mean (and if not, then I think you will still enjoy it 🙂. It is a city with a lot of history at a special point in time trying to make sense of itself in the world and you can feel that. The exchange rate also makes it a very inexpensive place to visit. I also like Capitol Hill in Washington DC as a great place to be. Unlike US politics, everyone there is friendly and laid back, good Metro, walkable, outdoor markets, lots of things to do and see, and parks that are actually used by families. There is activity without the feeling of people being 'busy'. Best, Daniel
  5. This may be due to some portage sandboxing not being disabled and not working in qemu. Can you paste your /etc/make.conf in the chroot?
  6. Also you seem to not understand that debian-sources-lts is 1) Funtoo's official kernel and 2) very up-to-date when it comes to security fixes. You are free to run your own kernel but the debian-sources-lts kernel you see is not "a very old debian kernel." Please read this: I truly do not understand why people do not grasp this. Do we not mention this in enough places? Maybe I need to add a paragraph about it in the Install Docs?
  7. Hey everyone, Funtoo Linux 1.4 maintenance release 3 has been available for a few days, and includes our official WebKit builds, updated security-patched kernels and GNOME 3.34.3 pre-built. Also of note: the addition of the new WebKit temporarily broke wayland builds. This is now resolved and GNOME now builds correctly with the wayland mix-in. Also, important: The #funtoo freenode channel will be shut down in around 24 hours, as I no longer use freenode so I can't continue to op the channel there. Please switch to our official chat on Discord and Telegram. Thanks! Telegram: more informal: https://t.me/funtoolinux Discord: "official" chat: https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU
  8. Today I made a mistake and updated meta-repo using my older environment instead of the newer one I had set up recently. This resulted in some problems with meta-repo. I have fixed the problems but you may need to perform a few steps to 'fix' things if you did an ego sync today (Feb 6 2020) If you have synced today, you may need to rm -rf /var/git/meta-repo && ego sync as the branches got out of sync with their git history. You will know this because when you ego sync, it will tell you that 'history has diverged' (if you look at git output) and you'll see output from git like "please tell me who you are" (wanting your name and email) because it's trying to do a merge commit rather than fast-forwarding. You may also see editors-kit not sync successfully. If you didn't sync today, you should be fine and everything should continue working next sync. The fix should be pretty easy -- sorry for the issue.
  9. @walterw the advantages of debian-sources-lts are numerous and I'll go into more detail below but the primary reason to use this kernel is that debian-sources-lts IS SUPPORTED, and gentoo-sources IS NOT so you should not really use it with Funtoo. I know lots of people just assume they can start using Funtoo just like they were using Gentoo, but I encourage you to use Funtoo as it is intended to be used, and that is with the debian-sources-lts kernel. The advantages of debian-sources-lts: It generally doesn't randomly break things due to API changes in the kernel, since it's a 'long term stable' kernel. It's faster (optimized for your arch by default) It has the latest CVEs and fixes for Intel side-channel attacks and it is updated frequently, like around once a month. It is ready for use in production, such as on servers in datacenters. This is a huge benefit. It is compatible with NVIDIA drivers and doesn't require these to have special patches to work. It is Debian's kernel and as their stable kernel it is tested by thousands of people, a lot more than test gentoo-sources. It's the one used by the majority of Funtoo users so it is also tested in Funtoo as well. Much less likely to experience problems. It is the kernel *I* use on my laptop, workstations, and also used on Funtoo servers. So that means something I think. It comes pre-built on stage3 tarballs. Massively speeds up install on new systems. Not a minor benefit. If you use it and build it with USE='binary' (the default), things will 'just work' because this is a full modular kernel and has all common functionality enabled. If you use your own kernel, often you will need to recompile to enable some feature you forgot, and things might not work (virtualbox, random package that uses a kernel feature). Quite a few bugs on the bug tracker and problems on the support forums are tracked to 'different custom kernel'. So I think the advantages are numerous. The reason you should not use gentoo-sources is that I don't think you can say any of these things about gentoo-sources. When using a kernel where you can't afford it to be flaky, it is best to build on a vetted kernel and debian-sources-lts is just plain vetted to a much more significant degree. EDIT: the result of all these benefits are: more stability and less time wasted.
  10. @dkg I agree it's confusing. I recommend a clean reinstall rather than an upgrade if at all possible. Gentoo doesn't handle upgrades well and thus Funtoo inherits these problems. I hope to address them in the future but the first step was to attempt to document the upgrade instructions.
  11. For now I have updated the install instructions so people know to run the chown command before ego sync. I will address this in future stages.
  12. This is a legitimate bug. To work around the issue, perform the following before performing an ego sync: # install -d /var/git -o 250 -g 250 Sync will then complete successfully.
  13. I can reproduce this issue so it looks like with an issue with the new stages or ego. I am investigating.
  14. From an install instructions perspective, they are correct. You should remove python-3.6 as Funtoo Linux 1.4 does not have python-3.6 and instead has python-3.7. So if you are upgrading your system to 1.4 and want your system to be set up that way, it is necessary to remove python-3.6.
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