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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 1.9 2004/08/13 13:42:30 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml,v 1.11 2004/10/24 22:48:37 neysx 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">
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/1.0 --> 17<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
18<license/> 18<license/>
19 19
20<version>2.2</version> 20<version>2.3</version>
21<date>August 13, 2004</date> 21<date>September 25, 2004</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>
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 then do not to bother with releases:
49just follow the instructions in 49just follow the instructions in
50<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">Portage and 50<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">A Portage
51Software</uri> in the 51Introduction</uri> in the
52<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri> that explain how to keep 52<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri> that explain how to keep
53your system up to date. While that's the way things usually go, sometimes 53your system up to date. While that's the way things usually go, sometimes
54changes are made to the core system which require updates to be done manually. 54changes are made to the core system which require updates to be done manually.
55</p> 55</p>
56 56
98The profile in use is determined by the symbolic link 98The profile in use is determined by the symbolic link
99<path>/etc/make.profile</path>, which points to a subdirectory of 99<path>/etc/make.profile</path>, which points to a subdirectory of
100<path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> which holds the profile files. For instance, 100<path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> which holds the profile files. For instance,
101the x86 2004.2 profile can be found at <path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-x86-2004.2</path> 101the x86 2004.2 profile can be found at <path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-x86-2004.2</path>
102(old-style location) or at <path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2004.2</path> (new-style 102(old-style location) or at <path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2004.2</path> (new-style
103location). With respect to new-style profile directories, note that the files in 103location - only for use with Portage 2.0.51 and later). With respect to new-style profile directories, note that the files in
104parent directories are part of the profile (and are therefore shared 104parent directories are part of the profile (and are therefore shared
105by different subprofiles). 105by different subprofiles).
106</p> 106</p>
107 107
108<p> 108<p>
137happened :). 137happened :).
138</p> 138</p>
139 139
140<p> 140<p>
141If you update your installed packages 141If you update your installed packages
142<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">as explained in 142<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">as explained in
143the Gentoo Handbook</uri>, then your system will be exactly the same as one 143the Gentoo Handbook</uri>, then your system will be exactly the same as one
144that has been installed using the new release. 144that has been installed using the new release.
145</p> 145</p>
146 146
147</body> 147</body>
156</p> 156</p>
157 157
158<p> 158<p>
159Naturally, you are not forced to do so, and you can continue to use the old profile 159Naturally, you are not forced to do so, and you can continue to use the old profile
160and just update your packages 160and just update your packages
161<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">as explained in 161<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">as explained in
162the Gentoo Handbook</uri>. 162the Gentoo Handbook</uri>.
163</p> 163</p>
164 164
165<p> 165<p>
166However, Gentoo strongly recommends updating your profile if it becomes deprecated. 166However, Gentoo strongly recommends updating your profile if it becomes deprecated.

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