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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Install "unstable" - Good practice Reply with quote

Is it a good practice to change to ~amd64 already before first profile emerge?

Was thinking about going unstable, and are up to a brand new install on a desktop (intel)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually setup my make.conf, package.use, and package.mask completely at the appropriate place.

Realistically it doesn't matter when you do it since it will have the same effect. The only negative is a few packages may be rebuild/upgraded but it should not be that many assuming you switch before doing too much.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first question is, you are ready to fall in some issues with ~arch?
~arch respect to stable suffer of some more bugs.

Anyway, about your question, in a new installation I prefer to have a minimal gentoo that is up and running and then changing to ~arch
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Install "unstable" - Good practice Reply with quote

tuggbuss wrote:
Is it a good practice to change to ~amd64 already before first profile emerge?

Was thinking about going unstable, and are up to a brand new install on a desktop (intel)

I would. "~portage" handles the switch better than the version in stable. Seems like it has always been that way.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
I usually setup my make.conf, package.use, and package.mask completely at the appropriate place.

Realistically it doesn't matter when you do it since it will have the same effect. The only negative is a few packages may be rebuild/upgraded but it should not be that many assuming you switch before doing too much.


That was my thought. I saw that 4.12.* was out of stable in repo, i used to run that kernel, now it's 4.9.*
That's alright, but had some trouble with sound, in all tried Linux distributions (Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux and Ubuntu Linux) but works perfectly in Windows 10.

Added kernel 4.15 from unstable, but Nvidia didn't like that kernel (I saw later on that Nvidiea 390 was in unstable aswell, so i thought of going "all in"
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea,

~arch is rough round the edges.
If you feel lucky and you don't hit a rough patch, go straight to ~arch.

If you like to build on what you know works, so you can back out a change when it breaks, bring the install up as stable, then upgrade that.
Once you have the @system set as ~arch add to it, testing as you go.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
The first question is, you are ready to fall in some issues with ~arch?
~arch respect to stable suffer of some more bugs.

Anyway, about your question, in a new installation I prefer to have a minimal gentoo that is up and running and then changing to ~arch


I'd love to have two installs on the same machine, one stable and one unstable, totally unindependent from each other. That is achivible, but don't really have the time to manage and update two installs.
I am thinking of beginning to contribute bug reports and getting involved in Gentoo "back end"
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