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unfmachine
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: best way to upgrade an old installation? Reply with quote

Hi,

I recently downloaded a Gentoo virtualbox image that was made in 12/13/2015. It works fine , but as you can see, it is quite out of date. I was wondering what would be the proper procedure to bring this image up to date?

I've done :

emerge -uDU --with-bdeps=y @world

and received the message:

Code:

!!! /etc/portage/make.profile is not a symlink and will probably prevent most merges.
!!! It should point into a profile within /usr/portage/profiles/
!!! (You can safely ignore this message when syncing. It's harmless.)

!!! Your current profile is invalid. If you have just changed your profile configuration, you       !!! should revert back to the previous configuration. Allowed actions are limited to --help,
!!! --info,  --search, --sync, and --version.


Thanks!
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Ant P.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 2 years old it's easier to do a clean reinstall.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try this.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a bunch fedeliallalinea!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the suggestion posted by fedeliallalinea the solution to your problem? If so, please mark this thread as solved.
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