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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 1.12 2004/11/06 17:37:50 neysx Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml,v 1.13 2004/11/08 10:00:49 swift 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/2.0 --> 17<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
18<license/> 18<license/>
19 19
20<version>2.4</version> 20<version>2.5</version>
21<date>November 5, 2004</date> 21<date>November 08, 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>
103location - only for use with Portage 2.0.51 and later). 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<warn>
109To use the new-style profiles called <e>cascading profiles</e> you first need to
110upgrade Portage and then change the profile symlink.
111</warn>
112
108<p> 113<p>
109Profiles obsoleted by new ones are kept in <path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> 114Profiles obsoleted by new ones are kept in <path>/usr/portage/profiles</path>
110along with the current ones, but they are marked as deprecated. When that happens a 115along with the current ones, but they are marked as deprecated. When that happens a
111file named <path>deprecated</path> is put in the profile directory. The content 116file named <path>deprecated</path> is put in the profile directory. The content
112of this file is the name of the profile that should be "upgraded to"; portage uses 117of this file is the name of the profile that should be "upgraded to"; portage uses

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