Centers of Excellence

When dealing with software (I'll talk about software here, but the information is applicable to most technologies, such as appliances and operating systems) many organizations want to have "centers of excellence" with respect to the software. These teams are responsible for positioning the software within the organization, supporting the software …

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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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