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robvr
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: old handbooks Reply with quote

I was going to download several snapshots of the handbook, but predictably, the archive of older versions vanished days before I got down to it. Does anyone know if these older versions are still around somewhere?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robvr,

The 2004.2 handbook for amd64 is still there.
You can probably get them all via anon CVS too. As far as I know, everything in there.

Several langages and other dates are there too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this just for a personal archive? Cause even with the gentoo version packages would be all over the place with versions and installing let alone maintaining a system like that would be a bit hmmm :o
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might also have some luck with the wayback archive. It appears they have quite a bit going back to 2004.

https://web.archive.org/web/20060203055112/http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/index.xml
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I went silent after the answers; tinkering with my computers ended up taking a back seat to other stuff for a while..

NeddySeagoon wrote:
You can probably get them all via anon CVS too. As far as I know, everything in there.

Several langages and other dates are there too.

Thanks for pointing that out; I suspect it (and the other repositories) may well come in very handy at times.

Killerchronic wrote:
Is this just for a personal archive? Cause even with the gentoo version packages would be all over the place with versions and installing let alone maintaining a system like that would be a bit hmmm :o

Personal archive is definately part of it, as I'm a bit of a digital packrat. It may also have practical use, as tend to keep computer around long after any sensible person would have ditched them, and there are times when old tricks work best on old systems.
I'm fairly confident I could maintain at least a basic system at a state that was current as much as a decade ago; I have quite a large archive of portage files and source tarballs.. Mostly pointless, I know, but this is a hobby, and hobbies don't have to make sense..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robvr,

Maybe Olde Fashioned Gentooee is for you?

I really need to get around to modifying a stage3 to make the install easier.
You will need all that old documentation too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
Maybe Olde Fashioned Gentooee is for you?

Hmmm..tasty :D
I'll certainly be taking that for a spin on of these days (after some badly needed hardware and software upgrades to existing systems :( )
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