Upgrading GCC, revisited

Gentoo has, since long, had a GCC Upgrading guide. A long time ago, upgrading GCC required quite a lot of side activities and was often considered a risky upgrade. But times change, and so do the GCC upgrade cycles. Improved compatibility as well as a better understood impact made GCC …

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Quickly setup a Gentoo system

In order to verify if the installation instructions in the Gentoo Handbook are still valid, and to allow me to quickly seed new Gentoo installations in a virtual environment, I wrote a very ugly (really) script to automatically "stage" a Gentoo Linux installation in a KVM guest. This is not …

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Catching up

As mentioned on the gentoo-doc mailinglist, all documentation bugs (that we know of) related to openrc have been fixed. It was already a week like so, but the last dependency on our "tracker" bug was an open one (asking if more needs to be done or not) from which we …

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Now using refpolicy 2.20110726

A few days ago, I committed the SELinux policy modules that are based on the 2.20110726 set released upstream. For those that are using Gentoo Hardened with SELinux, you'll find them if you use the \~arch set for the sec-policy category.

When I talk about upstream, it usually is …

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Use parted for large partitions

A few bugs that were sitting in Gentoo's bugzilla for the documentation were related to large partitions (2 TB and higher). Previously, this wasn't as much as an issue since the number of users that have 2+ TB partitions are fairly slim. But of course time flies, hardware becomes cheaper …

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Ready, set, commit!

Yesterday, I have entered the realms of Gentoo Development again. But as it was getting late then, I had to wait before the first commits happened. So this evening, things were done. The first couple of documentation bugs (mostly related to OpenRC) have been committed to the Gentoo CVS repository …

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emerge-webrsync and gpg verification

Gentoo has been working on its security from very early on. One of the (many) features it supports is to allow users to validate the state of the portage tree. Ebuild signing (where developers sign the Manifest file with their key) is one of the layers offered by Gentoo, but …

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