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johngalt
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:40 pm    Post subject: New build, old stage 3 tarballs? Reply with quote

Hi, all,

Building on a Lenovo ThinkPad E545 (A6-5350M APU w/ integrated HD Radeon 8450G, 8 GB RAM, Intel Cherryville 180 GB SSD) - The dell has been shelved for now due to a hardware issue I cannot get past (Laptop screen died inexplicably during last week's install - I can SSH into it fine, but not much else).

I noticed that the latest AMD64 Stage 3 tarball is from last week - and I know that today the move to Python 3.6 is supposed to go live.

Is that why the tarballs are so old? I know that when I was working on the Dell, the tarballs were changing every night....

Also, seeing as how gcc 7.3.0 r3 has been marked stable for AMD64, just a couple of days ago - to save myself some serious recompile time, should I wait for the next round of stage 3 tarball generation that will (hopefully) have both Python 3.6 as default as well as be built directly using gcc 7.3?

And if that is not how it works, please feel free to educate me - it's been a while - until last week, last time I installed Gentoo was using the old Stage 1 bootstrap method, before helping to host the side project Gentoo Jackass - umm, around 12 years ago...

I could use a lot of reminders lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuff is always changing, so don't worry about waiting.

It seems to me that the tarballs are updated weekly now, but I could be wrong. I host a Gentoo-based project and have not done a pure Gentoo install in a while - but not for as long as you.

Go ahead, make the install, there's always something coming down the pipe anyway. :-)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stage3 is currently a rather minimal, but already workable system.
Set root password, equip it with kernel, install grub and you can reboot. Everything else can wait, no need to plan those things in advance and install from chroot.
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