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  1. Great Post
    iwoloschin reacted to drobbins in why do we have such outdated packges?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    1.3-release will be a 'frozen' release when it is released, meaning it will gradually become out-of-date, though we will be bumping critical packages and backporting security fixes.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.
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    iwoloschin reacted to drobbins in 1.0 release deprecation, 1.3 release development starts!   
    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!
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    iwoloschin reacted to drobbins in 1.2 Funtoo Linux Release   
    Hi All,
    The Funtoo Linux 1.2 release is now available for use. Many of us are now running Funtoo Linux 1.2. Here's how to upgrade your system to Funtoo Linux 1.2. Note that soon, 1.2 will be the "default" version of Funtoo Linux. For now, you need to perform certain steps to switch over. We're doing this so that power users can switch over right away, and so we can make things a lot easier for less-experienced users to upgrade to Funtoo Linux 1.2. One of the features I have been working on behind-the-scenes is an "easy upgrade" functionality for ego, to perform big updates automatically. This functionality is not yet ready, but is being worked on. When this "easy upgrade" functionality is ready, 1.2 will be released via "easy upgrade" to systems who have not yet upgraded.
    For now, power users can upgrade by performing the following steps. First, select the new kits in your /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] core-kit = 1.2-prime security-kit = 1.2-prime kde-kit = 5.12-prime media-kit = 1.2-prime java-kit = 1.2-prime ruby-kit = 1.2-prime haskell-kit = 1.2-prime lisp-scheme-kit = 1.2-prime lang-kit = 1.2-prime dev-kit = 1.2-prime desktop-kit = 1.2-prime Then, perform the following steps, as root:
    # ego sync This will activate the new kits. Now, if you have a /etc/portage/repos.conf/funtoo symlink, remove it:
    # rm /etc/portage/repos.conf/funtoo Next,
    # emerge -u1 gcc This will upgrade gcc. Next,
    # emerge -u1 glibc libnsl libtirpc rpcsvc-proto Glibc will now be upgraded. Next,
    # emerge -auDN @system This will upgrade your core system set of packages. Next,
    # emerge -auDN @world This will upgrade all other packages. Next,
    # emerge @preserved-rebuild This will rebuild packages that are linked to old libraries. Now, final step:
    # revdep-rebuild --library 'libstdc++.so.6' -- --exclude sys-devel/gcc This will rebuild all remaining packages that need to be linked against the new libstdc++.
    At this point, you are now upgraded to Funtoo Linux 1.2! Please report any bugs to https://bugs.funtoo.org and let us know of any issues you experience, either as part of the upgrade, related to dependencies, or related to functionality on your upgraded system.
    Best,
    Daniel Robbins
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    iwoloschin got a reaction from Sandro in Aboui new portage with "kits".   
    Are you asking how would you know if there's a new prime branch of a kit?  I think at the moment that's going to have to be user driven, you *want* to use a certain version and so you'll check if there's a prime kit for it.  Otherwise, if you stick to default you'll just roll with funtoo whenever it changes.
     
    It might also be a good idea for ego to check /etc/ego.conf for obsolete pinned kits, so the user can take action to update.  Not sure if that's a feature (or planned) yet, but I don't think there's many new prime branches yet anyways.  The only one I've looked at so far is python-3.6.
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    iwoloschin got a reaction from angus71 in Can't boot on my Funtoo   
    Don't leave us hanging.  If you solved the problem that's awesome, but let us know what happened and how you solved it, in case anyone else ever has the same problem!  Honestly even the process of how you went about solving it could help someone else.
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    iwoloschin got a reaction from lambd0x in Can't boot on my Funtoo   
    Don't leave us hanging.  If you solved the problem that's awesome, but let us know what happened and how you solved it, in case anyone else ever has the same problem!  Honestly even the process of how you went about solving it could help someone else.
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    iwoloschin reacted to adcdam in My 2 cents on systemd   
    I really hope that we dont have systemd in funtoo, some people are migrating from linux to freebsd because of systemd. No systemd was one the reasons i chose funtoo.
  8. Trolling
    iwoloschin reacted to uudruid74 in Does Funtoo Have A Graphical Installation Interface?   
    The main issue is not the installation, IMHO, but the fact that it is not a distribution, but a meta-distribution. The choices on system tools have not been made for you. Which tools and how they are configured is up to you. This is incredibly powerful, but with any great power comes great responsibility.
     
    Its up to you to make informed choices and if you aren't a Linux veteran, you simply can't do that. Yes, the defaults are sensible, but many of the things we take for granted are things new users would screw up.
     
    I actually suggested a graphical installer that would automate and autodetect standard configurations and install binary packages so you can get up and running as quickly as possible with binaries for the larger apps so you aren't spending all your time and bandwidth. My plan on this was to use a web based installer so that you can install headless and this makes the system fairly easy to modify (unlike anaconda) with shell scripts as the backend and ShellInABox for raw shell commands. There wasn't any demand so its been shelved.
     
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    iwoloschin got a reaction from AdiosKid in Does Funtoo Have A Graphical Installation Interface?   
    Honestly, if you need a graphical installer I suspect Gentoo/Funtoo are not for you.  Much of the system administration requires CLI work, and while it's not difficult, a reluctance to learn would make it quite difficult.  I would urge you to give it a shot, it's not that difficult, though it does require patience and a decent amount of time.
     
    For what it's worth, I only really started to understand Linux after installing Gentoo on my computer 10+ years ago in high school.  I had dabbled with Debian and Red Hat but never really got what I was doing until jumping in with Gentoo.  Many friends gave me shit about it in high school, but my self taught Linux skills have gotten me every job I've ever had, and is a super critical part of my current job (though unfortunately we do not use Funtoo!).
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    iwoloschin got a reaction from linuxbigot in debian-sources for...   
    Doesn't Gentoo already have debian-sources?
     
    If not, it's probably doable, though it might take a bit of work.  You could do it manually, just download the tarball and unzip it to /usr/src/debian-sources-version-whatever and configure and go.  That's actually probably really easy, assuming you know where the tarball is.  If you don't, you could set up a local overlay and copy Funtoo's debian-sources ebuild over, set your use flags, and off you go.  You may need to copy over dependencies too, but probably not difficult to figure that out.
     
    So doable?  Sure!  Easy?  No idea!  But let us know, and tell us how you did it, because that knowledge may help someone else some day!
  11. Trolling
    iwoloschin got a reaction from sitquietly in Opinions on using Funtoo or different distro on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11   
    Why not explore distcc?  You've got other Funtoo systems laying around, it's possible to set up the laptop to not even do any of the compiling, just linking, and if you're really concerned about the SSD and don't care how long it takes, you could set up all of the linking to occur over a NFS mount (not recommended...but possible!).
     
    Years ago I did something like this between a laptop and desktop both running Gentoo.  It worked well because the laptop wasn't nearly as powerful.  Around the same time I also used distcc in an internship, to farm out compilation tasks from one master server to 40+ slaves (which weren't useful until the software was compiled...), which was awesome because it turned an all day compilation into a 30 minute affair, and none of the engineers understood how I had done it :D.
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    iwoloschin got a reaction from swamprabbit in Opinions on using Funtoo or different distro on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11   
    Why not explore distcc?  You've got other Funtoo systems laying around, it's possible to set up the laptop to not even do any of the compiling, just linking, and if you're really concerned about the SSD and don't care how long it takes, you could set up all of the linking to occur over a NFS mount (not recommended...but possible!).
     
    Years ago I did something like this between a laptop and desktop both running Gentoo.  It worked well because the laptop wasn't nearly as powerful.  Around the same time I also used distcc in an internship, to farm out compilation tasks from one master server to 40+ slaves (which weren't useful until the software was compiled...), which was awesome because it turned an all day compilation into a 30 minute affair, and none of the engineers understood how I had done it :D.
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