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Gentoo fun

My upgrade to GCC 4.1 went perfectly well. But I think perhaps only because I've learned lessons in the past when things have gone terribly wrong. Such as, don't forget to recompile your kernel. And don't reboot before you emerge -e system.

Before I upgraded GCC, I tried to install Gnome 2.16. Horrible, horrible breakage. gnome-panel would no longer start. I tried to downgrade back to 2.14 and it broke even worse. control-center refused to compile at all, which means /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon was missing, which means no GTK themes in KDE.

But since I knew I was going to have to emerge -e world after upgrading GCC anyways, I figured no better time to try something like that. Just remember that; any time there's a major system upgrade that will require a total recompile of all your packages, that's the time to start trying crazy experimental hard-masked alpha desktop environments. : )

September 11, 2006 @ 11:55 AM PDT
Cateogory: Linux


Quoth broeman on September 12, 2006 @ 6:03 AM PDT

Funny, I did the same thing. It was about equery and revdep-rebuild a lot of times before I got gnome 2.14 running again :)

Can't wait for 2.16 to be in portage, eventhough some of the great feature was pushed for 2.18 again :(

Quoth Brian on September 12, 2006 @ 6:55 AM PDT

Gnome always takes a while to be usable in Portage, unfortunately. Once it's no longer hard-masked I'll probably try again.

Doesn't look like there are a lot of major changes in 2.16, but they added the Location box back to the file chooser dialog. That makes me happy.