• Apr
    30
    2009

    Overlays and >=portage-2.2_rc29 – what to do when overlay stuff breaks only for you

    Recent versions of portage have brought some confusion with overlays and overriding eclasses. Due to QA issues, zmedico has decided to disable automatic eclass overrides from overlays. This means that if, for example, you’re using the “kde-testing” overlay, you’ll have to manually tell portage to use any updated eclasses available in the overlay. If you […]

  • Apr
    29
    2009

    KDE 3 prefixing / Amarok 1.4 and 2.0 at the same time!

    Tampakrap and I have been working to make KDE 3 out-of-kde-base applications install and work alongside KDE 4. Most of the work is now done. The eclasses have gained EAPI 2 support, tampakrap converted the misc apps to EAPI 2, we killed some eclass bugs that made some kde-base packages fail and @kde-3.5 and other […]

  • Apr
    27
    2009

    Private overlay… Eyes only!

    I now have my personal gentoo overlay over at github. For those not familiar with overlays, they are something like a “repository”. They allow you to add and use ebuilds out of the official portage tree. In my overlay, called “wirelay”, I usually add fixes from bugs.gentoo.org that I need which haven’t reached the tree […]

  • Apr
    27
    2009

    /dev/urandom

    Hello =] Welcome to my new blog. Previously available @ http://linuxized.blogspot.com, I’ve moved my meaningless typing to a more private space. Hopefully this will work out well – if not… I guess I can always turn back to blogger..

 
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