Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 31st Aug 2006 01:09 UTC, submitted by Jeff
Gentoo is reporting on the release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1. Building on the strengths of previous releases and featuring all of Gentoo's well-documented flexibility, performance and portability, this release is now available on all supported architectures. The most popular architectures now use GCC 4.1, glibc 2.4 and baselayout 1.12.1, as well as including a new profile layout, with seperate desktop and server profiles.
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RE[3]: Oba oba
by twenex on Thu 31st Aug 2006 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oba oba"
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Upgrades aren't necessarily that simple, even in Gentoo. Firstly, one ought to update the /etc/make.profile symlink to point to the appropriate portage profile.

To clarify, it's only necessary to do that about once or twice a year. Other than that, gentoo upgrades are indeed (mostly) rolling. Anything more complicated than that is often (though not always) due to upstream changes the gentoo people have little control over, e.g. changes in gcc or the switch to modular X.

However, it would be my advice (to anyone installing or reinstalling [why?!] Gentoo on a new box who wants to take it) to always use the very latest official release of the install CD's for your architecture.

Edited 2006-08-31 14:46

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