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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:38 am    Post subject: To install or not to install? (aka when will 2005.0 be out?) Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie to gentoo but I want to move over from Mandrake. I was going to download a universal image and start installing, but I understand 2005.0 is coming out real soon. Should I wait?

If I install packages from Gentoo 'stable' right now, will the packages I download be different from 2005.0? Seeing as I'll be downloading them all in the next few days, should I wait? (I'm x86)

Cheers,

Angus

PS Can't wait to start Gentoo-ing!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume your talking about the next LiveCD release? No telling when that will be ready. But either way, doesn't really matter what you use as a boot media as long as you follow the Install guide you should be fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Gentoo works in a different way to how Mandrake or Fedora does. The packages are updated day to day, and you're able to install all them without problems with the frequency you want. In other distros, you install some "release" (i.e. fedora core 2) and, if you want to update the whole system, normally you have to wait for a new release (fedora core 3) and install over it or, more conveniently, reinstall from zero.

On the other hand, Gentoo releases are simply a bootable CD that allows to install Gentoo in a fast way, without an internet connection, but as soon as you update your system via internet (emerge -u world), you'll be completelly up to date. There are no "Gentoo versions", but a constantly evolving package tree. You install once, with the LiveCD you want (I still use the 1.4 LiveCD), and update via internet when you want. You'll never have to install Gentoo again.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, technically you should say... "You'll never have to install Gentoo again... unless you n00b it all up..." much like I did the first 4 or 5 times I tried (updating wrong config files thus erasing root password, updating xorg.conf to such a high resolution that it would make a movie theater screen jealous, typing --- rm / --- and then hitting enter before you can get the rest of the string in, writing a bash script that uses a random number generator between 1 and 10 and making it so if it lands on a certain number it removes your root folder.... who says you can't play russian roulette on a computer?).

My computer has been subject to gentoo installations a total of 9 times now because I keep n00bing it up, I don't even need to read the documentation anymore to install it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jessejames187 wrote:
Well, technically you should say... "You'll never have to install Gentoo again... unless you n00b it all up..." much like I did the first 4 or 5 times I tried (updating wrong config files thus erasing root password, updating xorg.conf to such a high resolution that it would make a movie theater screen jealous, typing --- rm / --- and then hitting enter before you can get the rest of the string in, writing a bash script that uses a random number generator between 1 and 10 and making it so if it lands on a certain number it removes your root folder.... who says you can't play russian roulette on a computer?).

My computer has been subject to gentoo installations a total of 9 times now because I keep n00bing it up, I don't even need to read the documentation anymore to install it.


So what did you learn after installing Gentoo Linux 9 times? I never had any of those problems. I tried once to rm -fr / but it gave me an error: Permission denied

I guess you have to be the Superuser root to do bad things like that. As far as the config files go I go through those one at a time and keep backups just in case I need to resort to a previous config someday.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see this FAQ: When will the next release of gentoo be available?

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