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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: New to Overlays Reply with quote

I am new to overlays and have been following directions from the web. My end goal is to get the latest version of KDE4 up and running. I added KDE4 with :
Code:

layman -a kdesvn-portage

But now am not sure where to find the new ebuilds to start with.
I have also synced my computer since them both with portage and layman.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you added the relevant line to the bottom of your make.conf:
Code:
source /usr/local/portage/layman/make.conf

After that, you'll have to unmask KDE4 and related packages from the overlay:
Code:
cat /usr/local/portage/layman/kdesvn-portage/Documentation/portage/package.keywords/* >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
cat /usr/local/portage/layman/kdesvn-portage/Documentation/portage/package.umask/* >> /etc/portage/package.unmask

(If /etc/portage doesn't exist, create it.)
After that, go ahead and emerge -av kde-meta. Also note that KDE 4.1 has just been released and will be added to portage soon(ish), so you may want that rather than the svn packages. Also note that you can run kde-3.5, kde-4.1 and kde-svn alongside each other without problems and switch among them at any time, the only things you lose are time and disk space.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that's neat, sourcing your layman make.conf adds these lines to your PORTDIR_OVERLAY variable.

One could do this automatically from /etc/make.conf by adding
Code:
source /path/to/layman/make.conf


Thanks for the neat tip with the layman/make.conf, i've just managed a PORDIR_OVERLAY list in /etc/make.conf, this will simplify adding and removing overlays.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the "Unofficial Overlay" section on http://gentoo-wiki.com/KDE4
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any idea when 4.1 will hit the main portage tree, and will it be testing or masked?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

freelight wrote:

After that, go ahead and emerge -av kde-meta. Also note that KDE 4.1 has just been released and will be added to portage soon(ish), so you may want that rather than the svn packages. Also note that you can run kde-3.5, kde-4.1 and kde-svn alongside each other without problems and switch among them at any time, the only things you lose are time and disk space.


I attempted to run
Code:

emerge -aND world

and it seems to want to just install the 9999 versions of everything. My question is how do I install 4.1 and svn and keep my STABLE 3.5.9 all on the same system?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damoncf wrote:
freelight wrote:

After that, go ahead and emerge -av kde-meta. Also note that KDE 4.1 has just been released and will be added to portage soon(ish), so you may want that rather than the svn packages. Also note that you can run kde-3.5, kde-4.1 and kde-svn alongside each other without problems and switch among them at any time, the only things you lose are time and disk space.


I attempted to run
Code:

emerge -aND world

and it seems to want to just install the 9999 versions of everything. My question is how do I install 4.1 and svn and keep my STABLE 3.5.9 all on the same system?

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9999 is the live svn version (the very latest build). It will be labelled as kde-svn, and you can keep your stable 3.5.9 as it is, it will be labelled kde-3.5. 4.1 should hit Portage within the next few days and when they sort out the ebuilds it will be marked testing. As I said, these versions of KDE are all separate and they do not conflict, so you can have your desktop manager list:
Code:
kde-3.5
kde-4.1
kde-svn
gnome
xfce
whatever else

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damoncf wrote:
Does anyone have any idea when 4.1 will hit the main portage tree, and will it be testing or masked?

It should go to testing. The KDE team is currently testing the ebuilds, I've been told by them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx for the quick responses. So if I am getting this right, even though it installs the svn or 4.1 version it will not touch any of my 3.5. The reason I asked is because they are all showing up under the kde-meta package.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I install 4.1 from the overlay will I run into any problems when it hits the official portage tree?

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