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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml,v 1.16 2004/12/18 15:14:26 neysx Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml,v 1.17 2005/01/22 01:24:31 cam Exp $ -->
4 4
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/>
19 19
20<version>2.7</version> 20<version>2.8</version>
21<date>November 08, 2004</date> 21<date>2005-01-22</date>
22 22
23<chapter> 23<chapter>
24<title>Gentoo and Upgrades</title> 24<title>Gentoo and Upgrades</title>
25<section> 25<section>
26<title>Philosophy</title> 26<title>Philosophy</title>
27<body> 27<body>
28 28
29<p> 29<p>
30Here in Gentoo land, the concept of upgrading is quite different compared to 30Here in Gentoo land, the concept of upgrading is quite different compared to
31the rest of the Linux world. You probably already know that we never got in 31the rest of the Linux world. You probably already know that we never got in
32touch with the "classic" way of upgrading software: waiting for a new release, 32touch with the "classic" way of upgrading software: waiting for a new release,
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
280 280
281<warn> 281<warn>
282Don't forget to upgrade Portage <e>before</e> you change your profile!!! 282Don't forget to upgrade Portage <e>before</e> you change your profile!!!
283</warn> 283</warn>
284 284
285<pre caption="Updating the /etc/make.profile symlink"> 285<pre caption="Updating the /etc/make.profile symlink">
286<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment> 286<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment>
287# <i>rm /etc/make.profile</i> 287# <i>rm /etc/make.profile</i>
288# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/&lt;arch&gt;/2004.3 /etc/make.profile</i> 288# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/&lt;arch&gt;/2004.3 /etc/make.profile</i>
289</pre> 289</pre>
290 290
291<p> 291<p>
292<b>All archs</b> - As said above, there are no big changes introduced in this 292<b>All archs</b> - As said above, there are no big changes introduced in this
293profile. However, it should be noted that <c>sys-apps/slocate</c> and 293profile. However, it should be noted that <c>sys-apps/slocate</c> and
294<c>net-misc/dhcpcd</c> are no longer considered system packages. This means 294<c>net-misc/dhcpcd</c> are no longer considered system packages. This means
295that if you run <c>emerge depclean</c>, Portage will try to remove them from 295that if you run <c>emerge --depclean</c>, Portage will try to remove them from
296your system. If you need any of those packages, add them to 296your system. If you need any of those packages, add them to
297<path>/var/lib/portage/world</path> after the profile switch, or manually 297<path>/var/lib/portage/world</path> after the profile switch, or manually
298emerge them. 298emerge them.
299</p> 299</p>
300 300
301<p> 301<p>
302<b>ppc</b> - <c>sys-fs/udev</c> is now the default instead of <c>sys-fs/devfs</c> 302<b>ppc</b> - <c>sys-fs/udev</c> is now the default instead of <c>sys-fs/devfs</c>
303for newly installed machines. This has no effect on already installed machines, 303for newly installed machines. This has no effect on already installed machines,
304though. 304though.
305</p> 305</p>
306 306
307</body> 307</body>
308</section> 308</section>
309<section> 309<section>
310<title>Updating to 2004.2</title> 310<title>Updating to 2004.2</title>

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