For those of us running with Gentoo, there is far more history of this tenacious development than first meets the eye (or your nose):
Poo sediments record Antarctic ‘penguin Pompeii’
The perilous history of a penguin colony on a small Antarctic island has been recorded in their excrement…
There really is some good communal shit . . . → Read More: 6,700 years of Gentoo!
A reminder from “eselect news read 11” for those that wish to optimize the compiled code for their Gentoo systems:
2015-01-28-cpu_flags_x86-introduction Title CPU_FLAGS_X86 introduction Author Michał Górny Posted 2015-01-28 Revision 2
The USE flags corresponding to the instruction sets and other features specific to the x86 (amd64) architecture are being moved into a separate USE . . . → Read More: Gentoo Portage CPU_FLAGS_X86 Introduction (2015-01-28)
Python 3.3 has been depreciated
For those of us on Gentoo trying to do the usual system updates test with a command line:
emerge –sync && emerge -pvDu world
– this time round if you have any Python 3.3 enabled anywhere, you will see something like:
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating . . . → Read More: Gentoo python3.3 – dev-lang/python-3.3.5-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
So, you find in your kernel logs or elsewhere some error message something like:
bnx2: Can’t load firmware file “bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw”
That indicates there is a binary blob (or whatever firmware) missing that is needed for that device.
The fix is to load up the Gentoo packaged firmware files. Most are in (surprise, surprise 😉 ) . . . → Read More: Gentoo-isms #2 – Can’t load firmware file
How To Fix a “gcc profile is invalid”
Scenario: (all as the “root” user, or via “sudo”)
You run an update with “emerge” and all goes well. Then for good housekeeping, you run a “depclean”.
And then you find that nothing will compile! Typical errors are such as any/all of:
configure: error: C compiler cannot . . . → Read More: Gentoo-isms #1 – gcc profile fix