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    drobbins got a reaction from Metal in Auto-updated ebuilds: Zoom-bin, google-chrome and others   
    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
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    drobbins got a reaction from nrc in Auto-updated ebuilds: Zoom-bin, google-chrome and others   
    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
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    drobbins got a reaction from ennui in 1.4 -- Even More New Stuff   
    There has been a lot of updates to Funtoo Linux 1.4 since its release -- most of these not officially announced. So it would be a good idea to make an official announcement of many of them:
    SELinux Updates Firefox and Firefox-bin 69, updated thunderbird. New gfxcard-nvidia-legacy mix-in for older drivers. Updated NVIDIA drivers to latest releases. Conky updated. kde-plasma merge fixes. mesa merge fixes and version bump. ffpmeg updated to latest release, with fixes for arm-64bit. Latest Spotify release added. Openrc net-online major improvements. New Language added: crystal (check it out) debian-sources/debian-sources-lts updates and now compile using your -march settings (since custom-cflags is now enabled by default.) Prior to this they compiled using generic 64-bit optimizations on x86-64bit. New encrypted-root mix-in to be used to enable LUKS in genkernel/debian-sources(-lts). To use, enable this mix-in and re-build your debian-sources(-lts) kernel. Rust-kit is now at 1.37-prime New dev-lua/lua and fixes for lua-using packages. Ebuilds using lua-5.2+ should use the new dev-lua/lua ebuild (not the legacy dev-lua/lua.) fwupd bumped to 1.3.1 nginx, nginx-unit, dovecot, php, mariadb vivaldi updated dovecot updated Anything I forgot? Follow up in this discussion thread. MANY OF THESE FIXES WERE SUBMITTED BY OUR USERS! Thanks to bcowan, perfinion, jhan, tux, tczaude, KlipKyle, scottfurry and anyone I forgot to mention for making Funtoo better for everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂
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    drobbins got a reaction from will1942 in 1.4 -- Even More New Stuff   
    There has been a lot of updates to Funtoo Linux 1.4 since its release -- most of these not officially announced. So it would be a good idea to make an official announcement of many of them:
    SELinux Updates Firefox and Firefox-bin 69, updated thunderbird. New gfxcard-nvidia-legacy mix-in for older drivers. Updated NVIDIA drivers to latest releases. Conky updated. kde-plasma merge fixes. mesa merge fixes and version bump. ffpmeg updated to latest release, with fixes for arm-64bit. Latest Spotify release added. Openrc net-online major improvements. New Language added: crystal (check it out) debian-sources/debian-sources-lts updates and now compile using your -march settings (since custom-cflags is now enabled by default.) Prior to this they compiled using generic 64-bit optimizations on x86-64bit. New encrypted-root mix-in to be used to enable LUKS in genkernel/debian-sources(-lts). To use, enable this mix-in and re-build your debian-sources(-lts) kernel. Rust-kit is now at 1.37-prime New dev-lua/lua and fixes for lua-using packages. Ebuilds using lua-5.2+ should use the new dev-lua/lua ebuild (not the legacy dev-lua/lua.) fwupd bumped to 1.3.1 nginx, nginx-unit, dovecot, php, mariadb vivaldi updated dovecot updated Anything I forgot? Follow up in this discussion thread. MANY OF THESE FIXES WERE SUBMITTED BY OUR USERS! Thanks to bcowan, perfinion, jhan, tux, tczaude, KlipKyle, scottfurry and anyone I forgot to mention for making Funtoo better for everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in Funtoo 1.4 MR3, wayland fixes, #funtoo freenode going away   
    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
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in Fixing meta-repo issues   
    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.
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from nrc in updates: nvidia-drivers-440.44 and steam-nvidia-launcher 1.5   
    Some more updates headed your way:
    nvidia-drivers-440.44 now available. Remember that you will also need to emerge nvidia-kernel-drivers for your kernel to make the kernel modules available. steam-nvidia-launcher is now at 1.5. Fixed are annoying gtk+ dialog messages when starting up the launcher, and also FL-6907 (thanks @nrc) the pulseaudio config hard-coded for UID 1000.
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in GNOME 3.34.3, updated Portage CVE fix, ego-2.8.0   
    Recent Funtoo News:
    GNOME 3.34.3 is now available in Funtoo (as part of gnome-kit 3.34-prime, the default kit) A Gentoo dev found that it is theoretically possible for arbitrary users on the system to locallly 'exploit' a package while it is being built. Portage-2.3.78-r1 addresses this by removing 'other' permissions from /var/tmp/portage. ego-2.8.0 is released with updated sync code.
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in Funtoo Linux 1.4 MR2 stages released   
    A full set of Funtoo Linux 1.4 maintenance release 2 stages has been uploaded to build.funtoo.org.
    These stages include:
    GNOME 3.34.2 Updates to debian-sources-lts (4.19.87_p1) Updated Linux firmware Updated firefox Various other fixes If you are already using 1.4, you can get all these updates via a regular ego sync and world update. But if you are planning to install 1.4 from scratch, these builds are up-to-date.
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from klipkyle in Funtoo Linux 1.4 MR2 stages released   
    A full set of Funtoo Linux 1.4 maintenance release 2 stages has been uploaded to build.funtoo.org.
    These stages include:
    GNOME 3.34.2 Updates to debian-sources-lts (4.19.87_p1) Updated Linux firmware Updated firefox Various other fixes If you are already using 1.4, you can get all these updates via a regular ego sync and world update. But if you are planning to install 1.4 from scratch, these builds are up-to-date.
     
  11. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in 1.3 EOL: March 1, 2020, 1.4 MR2   
    As Funtoo Linux 1.4 continues to mature, it has become a much better long-term stable option than Funtoo Linux 1.3, so maintenance and updates for 1.3 will end on March 1, 2020, and users are encouraged to upgrade to 1.4 at this time, or before.
    In about a week, there will be a second maintenance release of Funtoo Linux 1.4, which will simply be rolled into the official 1.4 release, but will result in updated binary stage3s and GNOME stage3s. The updates will include bumping GNOME from 3.34.1 to 3.34.2 as well as upstream kernel updates with the latest security fixes, in particular ones focused on side-channel vulnerabilities on Intel systems. These updated stages will have 2020-01 timestamps and will be good options for those needing to reinstall an existing 1.3 environment.
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    drobbins reacted to klipkyle in corrupt meta-repo   
    All the repos are git repositories.  So usually the easiest way is to clone a fresh copy of the meta-repo.
    mv /var/git/meta-repo /var/git/meta-repo.old ego sync ego will clone a fresh copy of the meta-repo from Github.
    Since this is a case where Virtualbox crashed, I also recommend performing file system checks if they have not been performed automatically.
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    drobbins got a reaction from ennui in 2nd Generation Funtoo Compute Infrastructure and Plan Upgrades   
    @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.
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in New YouTube Video: Let's Talk About... Troubleshooting   
    Hi Everyone,
    I"ve posted a new YouTube video which I hope you find useful. Troubleshooting is an important topic and something worth reflecting on.
     
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from ennui in SOLVED: Container Host Out of Space   
    @tux yes LXD has its limitations compared to OpenVZ -- I still miss OpenVZ a lot. But LXD is gradually improving. I have plans to offer a lot more to users with hosting and I am hoping to actually realize these plans in a month or so -- let's see if things go as planned 🙂 (Note: it should help with this issue.)
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in GNOME 3.34.1 Ready and coming in a few days   
    GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business.
    If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates until you want them.
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in GNOME 3.34.1 Ready and coming in a few days   
    GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business.
    If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates until you want them.
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    drobbins got a reaction from biberao in GNOME 3.34.1 Ready and coming in a few days   
    GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business.
    If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates until you want them.
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    drobbins got a reaction from biberao in Funtoo Auth Upgraded -- with hiccups...   
    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.)
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from biberao in 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
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    drobbins got a reaction from calrama in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    For those who may not understand the embracing of next-gen communication clients... it's really not about the technology here.
    We have people who use Discord and Telegram already, and do not like IRC.
    I, personally, am really enjoying the newer communities over freenode. I feel like there's too much rumors/OSS politics on freenode these days. I spend my time on freenode dealing with this crap rather than having fun and moving Funtoo forward.
    I see too much weird community dynamics -- too much drama, and we're sitting right next to the Gentoo channels and there is often unpleasant "overspray" I need to deal with -- things like "hey drobbins, did you see that person X is saying thing Y about Funtoo and/or you in channel Z?" Then I feel obligated to personally deal with it.
    If you are someone who loves freenode and the freenode community, you should be there. I have been using freenode since before it was called freenode. I remember when lilo (now deceased, and relentlessly attacked by his detractors) ran the show. Freenode, despite its reputation for being the place on the Internet for OSS-related chat, has always been a rough place socially to some degree.
    The truth is that there are a lot of options for Funtoo users to find a community that works for them, and I'm really happy to be not just on Discord but on Telegram too:
    https://t.me/funtoolinux
    The important thing is to find a community that is a positive environment for you, that gives you energy rather than takes it away, so for these reasons I am very glad for Discord and now Telegram and think everyone should be too 🙂
    The newer technology is also nice -- like being able to edit posts, post actual screenshots into the channel for support purposes, funny gifs, voice support, *amazing mobile clients*, etc etc etc.
    -Daniel
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from klipkyle in How do you ensure privacy in this day and age?   
    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 🙂
  23. Great Post
    drobbins got a reaction from da9h0st in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    Hey Everyone,
    We're now supporting Discord as an official Funtoo online community. Join via this link: https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU
    Forums discussion thread for this announcement here:
     
    Best,
    Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    For those who may not understand the embracing of next-gen communication clients... it's really not about the technology here.
    We have people who use Discord and Telegram already, and do not like IRC.
    I, personally, am really enjoying the newer communities over freenode. I feel like there's too much rumors/OSS politics on freenode these days. I spend my time on freenode dealing with this crap rather than having fun and moving Funtoo forward.
    I see too much weird community dynamics -- too much drama, and we're sitting right next to the Gentoo channels and there is often unpleasant "overspray" I need to deal with -- things like "hey drobbins, did you see that person X is saying thing Y about Funtoo and/or you in channel Z?" Then I feel obligated to personally deal with it.
    If you are someone who loves freenode and the freenode community, you should be there. I have been using freenode since before it was called freenode. I remember when lilo (now deceased, and relentlessly attacked by his detractors) ran the show. Freenode, despite its reputation for being the place on the Internet for OSS-related chat, has always been a rough place socially to some degree.
    The truth is that there are a lot of options for Funtoo users to find a community that works for them, and I'm really happy to be not just on Discord but on Telegram too:
    https://t.me/funtoolinux
    The important thing is to find a community that is a positive environment for you, that gives you energy rather than takes it away, so for these reasons I am very glad for Discord and now Telegram and think everyone should be too 🙂
    The newer technology is also nice -- like being able to edit posts, post actual screenshots into the channel for support purposes, funny gifs, voice support, *amazing mobile clients*, etc etc etc.
    -Daniel
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in GNOME Stages (and LXD images) now available   
    Everyone,
    GNOME stages are now officially part of Funtoo.
    These beefy stages (that was a Larry the Cow pun) weigh in at about 1.4GB and include the following goodies:
    GNOME 3.32 Mozilla Firefox Popular graphics drivers already enabled metalog, vim, linux-firmware Same debian-sources-lts kernel that is in our regular stage3 multicast DNS/avahi enabled by default The install docs have been updated to include references to these new GNOME stages. You can find them for download on the Subarch pages or on https://build.funtoo.org.
    Also note that we should now have LXD images for every subarch which will allow you to set up optimized Funtoo-in-Funtoo environments using LXD.
    Of course, these are fully optimized stages and we plan to continue to offer these moving forward.

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