December 6, 2011

Another 5-month update

I have one system that I rarely update (it's not the best idea, but it allows me to write a blog post from time to time), so I wanted to show you again that it's possible to update without re-installing, and that everything is solvable and logical unless you have a very complicated setup.

The commands might seem more complicated than "apt-get dist-upgrade", but remember Gentoo gives you much greater flexibility (USE flags, kernel versions, backporting, etc, etc).

Let me just post a few commented output "dumps":

Timestamp of tree: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:45:01 +0000

# emerge -uDNa world

Usually portage updates itself as the first package. This time it was different due to a block (auto-resolved), but to be even safer I decided to start with updating portage explicitly.