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  1. Over in our upstream, the Gentoo portage tree, kde-frameworks ebuilds were updated to the 5.14 release. I think that update occurred 18 days ago. We still haven't pulled those updates into our Funtoo portage tree. I don't know if this is a normal delay pending some review by our own team (thank you all!) or if there is some particular problem. Maybe syncing is problematic right now as Gentoo switches to git? How much delay is normal between updates to Gentoo portage and syncing them into Funtoo portage? I appreciate help understanding the process --- the delay is problematic for m
  2. I sometimes boot into Funtoo ~amd64, and sometimes boot into FreeBSD 10 stable with current (HEAD) ports. They are on separate drives with their own boot managers but share a common /home on a ZFS mirrored pool. I'd like to try running the 32-bit Linux google-chrome in FreeBSD. It appears to be almost possible to do that using the CentOS 6.x system from ports and utilizing the FreeBSD "linuxulator". In other words FreeBSD can run Linux binaries "natively" (but it only emulates the Linux 2.6.x kernel). I can chroot into the FreeBSD linux subsystem at /compat/linux and run Linux gui apps
  3. I installed a hardened amd64 profile for three KDE / xmonad / fluxbox desktops. One by one I had to abandon the hardened profile on each machine and switch them to pure64. "Hardened" was easy to install and mostly well supported, but over time I ran into repeated blocks and emerge failures with that profile. Often problems with hardened packages are fixed within a few days but not always. It was sufficiently frustrating to motivate the effort to switch away from it. Some problems were not just that packages could not be emerged but that my own local software and programming projects would
  4. Probably reading `man boot.conf` and considering the examples there will resolve the problem for you. You will need to edit /etc/boot.conf to describe your setup for boot-update. Especially notice that the line in the kernel entry that names the kernel, e.g. kernel vmlinuz[-v] must correspond to your own kernel naming convention. If the kernel in /boot/ have names like bzImage-3.9-gentoo then the line must be kernel bzImage[-v] but if they are named like kernel-3.9-gentoo then the line must be kernel kernel[-v]
  5. Your requirements list probably excludes all of the binary distros. I've used Arch/Manjaro extensively and can't agree that they are light in any sense except that the original install is a small base. After that their packages have the same extensive, all-inclusive, dependencies as Fedora. For me it was impossible to accept anything less than Funtoo for my last notebook installation (Toshiba Satellite with amd dual-core, radeon graphics - 4GB ram). I did want to know if everything was going to work so I got the latest Calculate Linux iso, partitioned the drive with a swap, two "root" p
  6. Now I'm laughing... That was a silly question. :D But the answer is probably just as silly. I just haven't discovered my own silliness yet. Thank you for all of your inputs, it has been a really useful sanity check. I may just start over in a few days with a fresh stage3 and a fresh mind. [i've done a half dozen Funtoo installs in the past year and it has always proven to be a dead-simple and foolproof process with current or stable, hardened or not, pure64 or multiarch. They've all installed sweetly.]
  7. No. :( ping always complains of "No route to host" I even checked the Funtoo script /etc/init.d/netif.tmpl for changes but it is identical between the functioning and non-functioning installations. I haven't found any real difference between the good and bad systems, except that the bad system is a new install from a new stage3. I'm afraid of finding that I've done something really stupid (it would not be the first time), but I'm not seeing it.
  8. Here is the netif.eth0 config file I've been using on my previous install (which is ok) and my new install (which does not work): template="interface" ipaddr="" gateway="" nameservers="" domain="launchmodem.com" Has it been wrong all along??
  9. Here's the addressing for my existing Funtoo installation (I'm accessing this forum using these settings) __> ip route default via dev eth0 dev lo scope host dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src So you see is the address of my router, and is the address of my workstation. So it still seems that my new installation is correctly setup and should be working. But isn't working. :blink:
  10. ip route actually says what we would expect for the interface: default via dev eth0 dev lo scope host dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src and netstat -r reports (after hanging for about a minute) Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface default UG 0 0 0 eth0 loopback U 0 0 0 lo U 0 0 0 eth0 These l
  11. I've installed Funtoo Current core-i7 hardened onto an empty partition alongside my existing Funtoo system, and followed the usual easy steps http://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_Linux_Networking for setting up a static interface on eth0, but there is no route to the local network. Everything boots ok. eth0 is UP with correct address and mask. resolv.conf looks good /etc/conf.d/netif.eth0 is the same as on my old (functioning) install BUT I can't ping other machines on my local network. netstat -r hangs for a long time and then does not show any entry for the local network. i.e. the line
  12. I definitely don't believe in magic, so it was embarrasing to report that the problem resolved with no apparent reason. Sometimes that suggests a race condition -- when I reported the problem I was "-j4" and I intended to check it with "-j1" but then it just compiled to completion with "-j4". Yes I'm using XFS for / but I compile in tmpfs. My report above shows PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/tmp", which is tmpfs, and notice that I don't use -pipe in my CFLAGS. (/home is on ZFS raidz.)
  13. Two days later: eix-sync && emerge -auvDN --quiet-build @world and everything updated. And I have no idea what the problem was. But it resolved itself.
  14. Yeah, it's Evil. It sometimes turns a person Evil. Be careful, don't read that last link, it could happen to you!
  15. I enjoy your stories. Thanks. I don't like emacs either :D and really like vim's modality. It makes a lot of sense so I use a vi mode inside emacs and am mostly happy with org / latex and still my beloved editing modes and ex commands. yeah, thank the holy ones for Funtoo as a haven of sanity. I once did extensive work on '386 and '486 control systems that could handle hundreds of tasks with guarenteed latency of under a millisecond. Now our thousand times faster systems are ten times slower. :< AND they crash...
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