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2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Upgrading Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Upgrading Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="g.guidi@sns.it">Gregorio Guidi</mail> 9 <mail link="g.guidi@sns.it">Gregorio Guidi</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11 11
12<abstract> 12<abstract>
13This document explains how new Gentoo releases affect existing installs. 13This document explains how new Gentoo releases affect existing installs.
14</abstract> 14</abstract>
15 15
16<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 16<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
17<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 17<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
18<license/> 18<license/>
33downloading it, burning, putting it in the cdrom drive and then following the 33downloading it, burning, putting it in the cdrom drive and then following the
34upgrade instructions. 34upgrade instructions.
35</p> 35</p>
36 36
37<p> 37<p>
38You know (being a Gentoo user after all) that this process is extremely 38You know (being a Gentoo user after all) that this process is extremely
39frustrating for power users that want to live on the bleeding edge. Even power 39frustrating for power users that want to live on the bleeding edge. Even power
40users from other distributions probably share the same feelings, given the 40users from other distributions probably share the same feelings, given the
41popularity and spread of tools like apt or apt-rpm which make it 41popularity and spread of tools like apt or apt-rpm which make it
42possible to have quick and frequent updates. However, no distibution is more 42possible to have quick and frequent updates. However, no distibution is more
43suited than Gentoo to satisfy these kind of demanding users. From the beginning, 43suited than Gentoo to satisfy these kind of demanding users. From the beginning,
44Gentoo was designed around the concept of fast, incremental updates. 44Gentoo was designed around the concept of fast, incremental updates.
45</p> 45</p>
46 46
47<p> 47<p>
48Ideally, you install once and then do not to bother with releases: 48Ideally, you install once and never bother with releases: just follow the
49just follow the instructions in 49instructions in <uri
50<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">A Portage 50link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">A Portage
51Introduction</uri> in the 51Introduction</uri> in the <uri link="/doc/en/handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri>
52<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri> that explain how to keep 52that explain how to keep your system up to date. While that's the way things
53your system up to date. While that's the way things usually go, sometimes 53usually go, sometimes changes are made to the core system which require updates
54changes are made to the core system which require updates to be done manually. 54to be done manually.
55</p> 55</p>
56 56
57</body> 57</body>
58</section> 58</section>
59<section> 59<section>
60<title>Releases and Profiles</title> 60<title>Releases and Profiles</title>
61<body> 61<body>
62 62
63<p> 63<p>
64A recurring question about the Gentoo release process is: "Why roll out new 64A recurring question about the Gentoo release process is: "Why roll out new
65releases frequently, if they are not intended to let users update software?". 65releases frequently, if they are not intended to let users update software?".
66There are various reasons: 66There are various reasons:
67</p> 67</p>
68 68
69<ul> 69<ul>

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