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  1. Hi - More just looking for confirmation, but given that the Install documentation follows pretty much the same all-around, the only real difference for a new/fresh 1.4 installation would be to change: wget https://build.funtoo.org/1.3-release-std/x86-64bit/generic_64/stage3-latest.tar.xz to wget https://build.funtoo.org/1.4-release-std/x86-64bit/generic_64/stage3-latest.tar.xz Y, realize that seems pretty obvious, but I'm thinking about new people maybe looking at the distro within the past couple weeks. When the new version is released, should this link get updated in the i
  2. Re: 'pure64'. Can ref what I see in 'man epro': I do believe that is equivalent to a no-mulitlibs-type setup, from what I understand. Q. what does: epro show display in your case? I'm running a fairly default install, with debian-sources on (atm) a Dell Optiplex 960 unit. I actually never even set a subarch as yet in my env just as I haven't had the time this Spring to really optimize that box. (apolog. for the 20 questions - trying to get a idea of how your env is currently set while I'm VNC'd into my Funtoo station trying to compare notes) Glad the compile is (hopefully, still) r
  3. @patty.yivi Re: ...'--exclude gcc glibc'...was going to my next suggestion. Hm. Not sure I can get you much farther along, but out of curiosity and if not too much bother, could you post what you currently see when you do the following two commands: (?) 'equery list gcc' and 'gcc-config --list-profiles'
  4. Oleg: would it be possible to simply have an 'Unsupported' category under the 'HOWTO' listing and re-post the doc? E.g. 'HOWTO -> U -> 'Unsupported' or 'Unsupported/Gentoo_to_Funtoo', with the implicit idea that the directions are unsupported and the expectation of assistance, even in the forums might be limited or non-existent.
  5. Hi - Re: backup/snapshot: only meant here if the Gentoo installation you were trying to 'convert' was backed up so you could return to that baseline if you wanted to retry the entire process....which... now I see has been removed from the site. The link you have above does not seem to exist as of 20160519 1135 UTC. Re: eix-sync. Ah, ok - well, if eix did install cleanly, then likely it would be a PATH issue with the user which is trying to run the command. Re: World update 'all-at-once': most would probably agree. You might try to rebuild just the @system set first, reboot, then try
  6. Gently, so I know you saw those directions are _not _ officially supported by Funtoo (it's right at the top of the doc with a big red word of Warning at the top). But I and many here are former Gentooians, so will try to help if I can. You made a snapshot/backup of your Gentoo install before trying the Funtoo migration, right? ;) Sorry, (way too) long time IT-guy - hadda ask ;) Then, 'eix-sync' comes from the eix package - you need to emerge that first, then eix-sync can be run. But just to clarify, realize the 'eix' package is not an absolute 'must' for a Funtoo installation - you
  7. Q: Did you achieve first boot with the default debian-sources - or are you just trying to get to first (initial) boot? Q2: Do you have hardware or a filesystem not supported by the stock debian-sources kernel?
  8. Hi subtlelotus - My experience is I've wrangled/wrestled w Funtoo on decent variety of Dell hardware, but I since 2015 I usually find the debian-sources to almost universally boot on almost anything I toss at it these days, typically without any edits to the config. Just first pass musing/question here: are your partitions for this drive aligned to 4096 bytes? They have some info over at Arch on this drive/driver: (you've probably seen it, but just reposting in case not) https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives/NVMe Not sure this would prevent actual booting/usage if it'
  9. Many thanks cardinal! All is well. Creating/editing the package-specific env vars enabled the packages to compile without error. Sl?inte!
  10. Hi - Is anyone having issues with these two ebuilds in the last two or three days? After recent update of @world, I am left with only two these packages which fail to build. Thought I would quick post here to see it anyone else had noticed issues with these two packages recently. Checking at bugs.funtoo.org, a search shows no recent trouble with these. Best Regards
  11. Glad you got genkernel to work. As a note, I've just done a series of Funtoo installs since December on various hardware (mostly Dell boxes from the past few years) and have found the 'debian-sources' method described in the (main) Install documentation to work very reliably in all those cases (~10 installs since late December). Once booted, and only if really necessary, I then use the debian-sources kernel as the platform to go back and build a lean 'vanilla-' or 'ck-' sources kernel. But 95% of the time, the debian-sources is a good choice for a decent, desktop kernel, imho.
  12. Technically, Grub does not require the boot (/boot) partition to be mounted to reference/locate the kernel and boot the machine. Generally, the arguments for having /boot mounted for normal system usage are few. As mentioned, it's been quite some years that 'noauto' has been set as the default for /boot in the template fstab file provided in the stage-3 tarballs from Gentoo and Funtoo. But it's not some type of hard 'law' or anything - if you'd like to always see your boot partition mounted, feel free to go ahead and removed 'noauto' from that line in fstab. In the Gen/Funtoo-verses (and w
  13. Hi, there's also this: http://www.funtoo.org/System_Administration_Practice Which has a section on just this topic (distfiles).
  14. I compiled GNOME 3.14 last Sunday using VIDEO_CARDS="vga vesa intel i915 i965" (just used the on-board video) on an Optiplex 960 (E8400 @3Ghz, 8GB RAM) most of 400+ packages compiled very fast, but the two webkit-gtk compiles took almost two+ hours...each. I also thought it had hung as well (at first), but saw no other signs of trouble, so I let it go and everything finished, afaict, cleanly and GNOME fired up without real issue. I'm going to repeat the this again this evening, but this time with an tmpfs in RAM (maybe 4 or 6GB) for /var/tmp, and monitor the effect
  15. Np. The debian-sources is a good 'safety' kernel for just getting the box booted and exploring the hardware, imho. Within a few weeks, I usually end up with a lean, non-intramfs vanilla-, git- or ck- sources kernel and keep the debian kernel around for emergency fall back while I'm testing. But once I get a string of reliable lean kernels and a good .config for that particular hardware I go with those and just keep the debian kernel around for just a few weeks longer, then eventually remove it. Still, I'm glad Daniel and the team include it as the suggested 'starter' kernel in the Install
  16. I second shaman's probe from the other thread: Have you tried building/booting the debian-sources kernel? I've yet to have that kernel fail to boot any of the dozens of boxes (and servers!) I've installed Funtoo (all variety of makes, CPUs and video configurations). Imho, I suggest wasting no more time in menuconfig-land and build/boot the debian-sources kernel and use that as a platform to continue exploring, experimenting and optimizing your hardware.
  17. Thanks dantrell, much appreciated!
  18. Ah, right, there we go. Thanks sputnik. Fyi, I just hit this too (on a box I just powered up after it being off for a week and having a clean sync prior to my work trip)...which was curious...hmmm...? Np, though - this'll work. Been a while since I had to manually restore a tree ("way back" in my Gentoo days lol).
  19. Yes. This just happened to me as well. What I did was log out of my (main) funtoo.org wiki page. I logged back in. I then hit the 'Forums' link on the left side panel (as I normally would). I still got prompted for the (Forum) login pw, but this time when I entered it, it worked and I got in. All good now. Dunno. I haven't accessed the wiki or forum for about a week, so I just figured it was some sort pw-caching / site-expiration type thing I hit. ? All good now though (for me). what I'm more concerned about atm is I just did an emerge --sync on a box I set up before I left for a work
  20. Well stated Daniel, and a welcome update. I'm totally in support of your suggestions and wanted to say (if it's not stated enough) that you and the Funtoo Team are doing an excellent job of moving things forward.
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