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5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml"> 5<guide>
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="greg_g@gentoo.org">Gregorio Guidi</mail> 9 <mail link="greg_g@gentoo.org">Gregorio Guidi</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Editor">
12 <mail link="wolf31o2@gentoo.org">Chris Gianelloni</mail>
13</author>
14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
16</author>
11 17
12<abstract> 18<abstract>
13This document explains how new Gentoo releases affect existing installs. 19This document explains how new Gentoo releases affect existing installs.
14</abstract> 20</abstract>
15 21
16<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 22<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
17<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 23<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
18<license/> 24<license/>
19 25
20<version>2.8</version> 26<version>4</version>
21<date>2005-01-22</date> 27<date>2012-10-31</date>
22 28
23<chapter> 29<chapter>
24<title>Gentoo and Upgrades</title> 30<title>Gentoo and Upgrades</title>
25<section> 31<section>
26<title>Philosophy</title> 32<title>Philosophy</title>
37<p> 43<p>
38You know (being a Gentoo user after all) that this process is extremely 44You 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 45frustrating for power users that want to live on the bleeding edge. Even power
40users from other distributions probably share the same feelings, given the 46users from other distributions probably share the same feelings, given the
41popularity and spread of tools like apt or apt-rpm which make it 47popularity and spread of tools like apt or apt-rpm which make it
42possible to have quick and frequent updates. However, no distibution is more 48possible to have quick and frequent updates. However, no distribution is more
43suited than Gentoo to satisfy these kind of demanding users. From the beginning, 49suited than Gentoo to satisfy these kind of demanding users. From the
44Gentoo was designed around the concept of fast, incremental updates. 50beginning, Gentoo was designed around the concept of fast, incremental
51updates.
45</p> 52</p>
46 53
47<p> 54<p>
48Ideally, you install once and never bother with releases: just follow the 55Ideally, you install once and never bother with releases: just follow the
49instructions in <uri 56instructions in <uri
60<title>Releases and Profiles</title> 67<title>Releases and Profiles</title>
61<body> 68<body>
62 69
63<p> 70<p>
64A recurring question about the Gentoo release process is: "Why roll out new 71A recurring question about the Gentoo release process is: "Why roll out new
65releases frequently, if they are not intended to let users update software?". 72releases frequently, if they are not intended to let users update software?"
66There are various reasons: 73There are various reasons:
67</p> 74</p>
68 75
69<ul> 76<ul>
70 <li> 77 <li>
71 A new release means new LiveCDs with bugfixes and more features. 78 A new release means new Installation CDs with bugfixes and more features
72 </li> 79 </li>
73 <li> 80 <li>
74 A new release provides an updated set of GRP packages, so that users that 81 A new release provides an updated set of GRP packages, so that users that
75 choose "the fast way" to install (stage3 + precompiled packages) end up 82 choose "the fast way" to install (stage3 + precompiled packages) end up
76 with a system that is not outdated. 83 with a system that is not outdated
77 </li> 84 </li>
78 <li> 85 <li>
79 Finally, a new release may, from time to time, implement some features that 86 Finally, a new release may, from time to time, implement some features that
80 are incompatible with previous releases. 87 are incompatible with previous releases
81 </li> 88 </li>
82</ul> 89</ul>
83 90
84<p> 91<p>
85When a release includes new incompatible features, or provides a set of core 92When a release includes new incompatible features, or provides a set of core
94mapping for virtual packages, and the architecture on which the system is running. 101mapping for virtual packages, and the architecture on which the system is running.
95</p> 102</p>
96 103
97<p> 104<p>
98The profile in use is determined by the symbolic link 105The profile in use is determined by the symbolic link
99<path>/etc/make.profile</path>, which points to a subdirectory of 106<path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>, which points to a subdirectory of
100<path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> which holds the profile files. For instance, 107<path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> which holds the profile files. For
101the x86 2004.2 profile can be found at <path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-x86-2004.2</path> 108instance, the default x86 2008.0 profile can be found
102(old-style location) or at <path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2004.2</path> (new-style 109at <path>/usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/x86/2008.0</path>.
103location - only for use with Portage 2.0.51 and later). With respect to new-style profile directories, note that the files in 110The files in the parent directories are part of the profile as well (and
104parent directories are part of the profile (and are therefore shared 111are therefore shared by different subprofiles). This is why we call these
105by different subprofiles). 112<e>cascaded profiles</e>.
106</p> 113</p>
107 114
108<p> 115<p>
109Profiles obsoleted by new ones are kept in <path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> 116Profiles 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 117along with the current ones, but they are marked as deprecated. When that
111file named <path>deprecated</path> is put in the profile directory. The content 118happens a file named <path>deprecated</path> is put in the profile directory.
112of this file is the name of the profile that should be "upgraded to"; portage uses 119The content of this file is the name of the profile that should be "upgraded
113this information to automatically warn you when you should update to a new profile. 120to"; Portage uses this information to automatically warn you when you should
114</p> 121update to a new profile.
115
116<p> 122</p>
123
124<p>
117There are various reasons that a new profile may be created: the release of new 125There are various reasons that a new profile may be created: the release of
118versions of core packages (such as <c>baselayout</c>, <c>gcc</c>, or <c>glibc</c>) 126new versions of core packages (such as <c>baselayout</c>, <c>gcc</c>, or
119that are incompatible with previous versions, a change in the default USE flags or 127<c>glibc</c>) that are incompatible with previous versions, a change in
120in the virtual mappings, or maybe a change in system-wide settings (such as defining 128the default USE flags or in the virtual mappings, or maybe a change in
121udev to be the default manager for <path>/dev</path> instead of devfs). 129system-wide settings.
122</p> 130</p>
123 131
124</body> 132</body>
125</section> 133</section>
126</chapter> 134</chapter>
130<section> 138<section>
131<title>Releases without profile changes</title> 139<title>Releases without profile changes</title>
132<body> 140<body>
133 141
134<p> 142<p>
135If a new Gentoo release is announced that does not include a new profile (such 143If a new Gentoo release does not include a new profile then you can safely
136as the 2004.1 release for x86), then you can safely pretend that it never 144pretend that it never happened. :)
137happened :).
138</p> 145</p>
139 146
140<p> 147<p>
141If you update your installed packages 148If you update your installed packages
142<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">as explained in 149<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">as explained in
149<section> 156<section>
150<title>Releases with profile changes</title> 157<title>Releases with profile changes</title>
151<body> 158<body>
152 159
153<p> 160<p>
154If a release introduces a new profile, you have the choice to migrate to the 161If a release (such as 2008.0 for x86) introduces a new profile, you have the
155new profile. 162choice to migrate to the new profile.
156</p>
157
158<p> 163</p>
164
165<p>
159Naturally, you are not forced to do so, and you can continue to use the old profile 166Naturally, you are not forced to do so, and you can continue to use the old
160and just update your packages 167profile and just update your packages
161<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">as explained in 168<uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">as explained
162the Gentoo Handbook</uri>. 169in the Gentoo Handbook</uri>.
163</p>
164
165<p> 170</p>
171
172<p>
166However, Gentoo strongly recommends updating your profile if it becomes deprecated. 173However, Gentoo strongly recommends updating your profile if it becomes
167When this happens, it means that Gentoo developers no longer plan on supporting it. 174deprecated. When this happens, it means that Gentoo developers no longer
168Using the table below, you can quickly check to see what profiles are currently supported. 175plan on supporting it.
169</p> 176</p>
170 177
171<p> 178<p>
172If you decide to migrate to the new profile, then you will have to manually 179If you decide to migrate to the new profile, then you will have to manually
173perform the update. The way you update may vary significantly from release to release; it 180perform the update. The way you update may vary significantly from release
174depends on how deep the modifications introduced in the new profile are. 181to release; it depends on how deep the modifications introduced in the new
175</p> 182profile are.
176
177<p> 183</p>
184
185<p>
178In the simplest case you only have to change the <path>/etc/make.profile</path> 186In the simplest case you only have to change the <path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>
179symlink, in the worst case you may have to recompile your system from scratch 187symlink, in the worst case you may have to recompile your system from scratch
180while doing a neat voodoo dance. Migration is usually covered in the release 188while doing a neat voodoo dance. Migration is usually covered in the release
181notes (e.g. <uri 189notes. You can also find <uri link="#instructions">instructions</uri> at the
182link="/proj/en/releng/release/2004.3/x86-release-notes.xml">the x86 2004.3 190end of this guide.
183release notes</uri>). You can also find <uri
184link="#instructions">instructions</uri> at the end of this guide.
185</p> 191</p>
186 192
187</body> 193</body>
188</section> 194</section>
189<section> 195<section>
190<title>Supported profiles</title> 196<title>Supported profiles</title>
191<body> 197<body>
192 198
193<p> 199<p>
194The following profiles are officially supported by Gentoo developers: 200You can view the list of profiles on your architecture officially supported by
201Gentoo developers when you <c>emerge eselect</c> and then run the following
202command:
203</p>
204
205<pre caption="Viewing supported profiles">
206# <i>eselect profile list</i>
195</p> 207</pre>
196
197<table>
198<tr>
199 <th>Architecture</th>
200 <th>Most recent profile</th>
201 <th>Other supported profiles</th>
202</tr>
203<tr>
204 <th>alpha</th>
205 <ti>2004.3</ti>
206 <ti></ti>
207</tr>
208<tr>
209 <th>arm</th>
210 <ti>2004.3</ti>
211 <ti></ti>
212</tr>
213<tr>
214 <th>amd64</th>
215 <ti>2004.3</ti>
216 <ti>2004.2, 2004.0</ti>
217</tr>
218<tr>
219 <th>hppa</th>
220 <ti>2004.3</ti>
221 <ti>2004.2</ti>
222</tr>
223<tr>
224 <th>ia64</th>
225 <ti>2004.3</ti>
226 <ti></ti>
227</tr>
228<tr>
229 <th>ppc</th>
230 <ti>2004.3</ti>
231 <ti>2004.0</ti>
232</tr>
233<tr>
234 <th>mips</th>
235 <ti>2004.2</ti>
236 <ti></ti>
237</tr>
238<tr>
239 <th>s390</th>
240 <ti>2004.3</ti>
241 <ti></ti>
242</tr>
243<tr>
244 <th>sparc</th>
245 <ti>2004.3</ti>
246 <ti>2004.0</ti>
247</tr>
248<tr>
249 <th>x86</th>
250 <ti>2004.3</ti>
251 <ti>2004.2, 2004.0</ti>
252</tr>
253</table>
254 208
255</body> 209</body>
256</section> 210</section>
257</chapter> 211</chapter>
258 212
259<chapter id="instructions"> 213<chapter id="instructions">
260<title>Profile updating instructions</title> 214<title>Profile updating instructions</title>
215<section id="general">
216<title>General instructions</title>
217<body>
218
219<impo>
220Make sure your Portage is updated before performing any profile changes.
221</impo>
222
223<p>
224First, run <c>emerge eselect</c>. The <c>eselect</c> utility will let you view
225and select profiles easily, without needing to create or remove symlinks by
226hand.
227</p>
228
229<pre caption="Profile selection with eselect">
230<comment>(View available profiles)</comment>
231# <i>eselect profile list</i>
232
233<comment>(Select the number of your desired profile from the list)</comment>
234# <i>eselect profile set &lt;number&gt;</i>
235</pre>
236
237<p>
238If you'd still prefer to change profiles manually, then simply do the following:
239</p>
240
241<pre caption="Changing profiles manually">
242# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
243# <i>cd /etc/portage</i>
244# <i>ln -s ../../usr/portage/profiles/</i>&lt;selected profile&gt;<i> make.profile</i>
245</pre>
246
247<note>
248There are <b>desktop</b> and <b>server</b> subprofiles for most architectures.
249Examine these profiles carefully, as they may serve your needs better than the
250extremely minimal default profiles.
251</note>
252
253<note>
254The <c>developer</c> subprofile is specifically for Gentoo Linux development
255tasks. It is <e>not</e> meant to help set up general development environments.
256</note>
257
258</body>
259</section>
260<section>
261<title>Updating to 2008.0, 2007.0, or 2006.1</title>
262<body>
263
264<p>
265If you intend to upgrade to these profiles, you should be aware that they expect
266the system to be set to a Unicode locale by default; specifically that
267UNICODE="yes" is set in <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>. For this to work, you must
268have created a Unicode locale for your system to use. Please read our <uri
269link="/doc/en/utf-8.xml">UTF-8 guide</uri> to learn how to create the proper
270locale.
271</p>
272
273<p>
274Alternatively, if you do not wish to set a locale, you should specify
275UNICODE="no" in <path>/etc/rc.conf</path>, and re-emerge <c>baselayout</c> (or
276wait until your next <c>baselayout</c> update) with the <c>-unicode</c> USE
277flag. You can set <c>-unicode</c> just for <c>baselayout</c>, or you can set it
278globally for all packages by adding it to your USE variable in
279<path>/etc/portage/make.conf</path>.
280</p>
281
282<pre caption="Optional: removing Unicode support">
283<comment>(To remove Unicode support just for baselayout)</comment>
284# <i>echo "sys-apps/baselayout -unicode" >> /etc/portage/package.use</i>
285# <i>emerge -a baselayout</i>
286
287<comment>(To remove Unicode support from your whole system)</comment>
288# <i>nano -w /etc/portage/make.conf</i>
289USE="-unicode"
290# <i>emerge -a baselayout</i>
291</pre>
292
293<note>
294If you are updating to a 2007.0 profile on the Sparc architecture, then you will
295need to follow the <uri link="/doc/en/gcc-upgrading.xml">GCC Upgrading
296Guide</uri>, as <c>gcc-4</c> is the default compiler.
297</note>
298
299<p>
300Finally, follow the <uri link="#general">general instructions</uri> for updating
301your profile.
302</p>
303
304</body>
305</section>
306<section>
307<title>Updating to 2006.0</title>
308<body>
309
310<p>
311To switch to the 2006.0 profile, point the <path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>
312symlink to the new location. Make sure your Portage is updated before you
313change your profile.
314</p>
315
316<pre caption="Changing to a 2006.0 profile">
317# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
318# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/</i>&lt;selected profile&gt;<i> /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
319</pre>
320
321<p>
322<b>alpha</b> - Users that use a 2.4 kernel or don't want to use NPTL should use
323the default-linux/alpha/no-nptl profile. More information is available in <uri
324link="/proj/en/releng/release/2006.0/alpha-release-notes.xml">the alpha release
325notes</uri>.
326</p>
327
328<p>
329<b>ppc</b> - The merge of the ppc32 and ppc64 profiles went forward. The ppc32
330profile has been changed in a way that offers a minimalistic generic profile
331for all purposes, located in default-linux/ppc/ppc32. The release-dependent
332profile is optimized for desktop-usage and located in
333default-linux/ppc/ppc32/2006.0. There are some subprofiles available for G3 and
334G4 processors, and G3/Pegasos and G4/Pegasos for the Pegasos Open Desktop
335Workstation. Make sure you choose the correct subprofile for your system when
336migrating to a 2006.0 profile.
337</p>
338
339<p>
340<b>sparc</b> - Upgrading to the <b>2.4</b>-kernel based 2006.0/2.4 profile
341requires manual user intervention (unmerging java stuff) and an <c>emerge -e
342world</c> because of the <uri link="/doc/en/gcc-upgrading.xml">gcc
343upgrade</uri>.<br/>
344Upgrading to the <b>2.6</b>-kernel based 2006.0 profile which is not considered
345stable also requires an entry in <path>/etc/portage/package.unmask</path> to
346umask a 2.6 version of <c>gentoo-sources</c> and a full rebuild.
347</p>
348
349<p>
350<b>All other archs</b> - There are no fundamental changes in this profile. No
351specific action needs to be performed.
352</p>
353
354</body>
355</section>
356<section>
357<title>Updating to 2005.1</title>
358<body>
359
360<p>
361To switch to the 2005.1 profile, point the <path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>
362symlink to the new location. Make sure your Portage is updated before you
363change your profile.
364</p>
365
366<pre caption="Changing to a 2005.1 profile">
367# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
368# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/</i>&lt;selected profile&gt;<i> /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
369</pre>
370
371<p>
372<b>All archs</b> - There are no fundamental changes in this profile. No
373specific action needs to be performed.
374</p>
375
376<p>
377<b>ppc</b> - With the 2005.1 release, the ppc and ppc64 profiles were merged
378and a number of subprofiles for specific subarchitectures were created. Make
379sure you choose the correct subprofile for your system when migrating to a
3802005.1 profile.
381</p>
382
383</body>
384</section>
385<section>
386<title>Updating to 2005.0</title>
387<body>
388
389<p>
390With the introduction of 2005.0, several architectures have decided to define
391additional profiles. Make sure you read the description of said profiles before
392you decide to migrate to one of them. Most architectures now also default to the
3932.6 kernel tree where 2.4 was chosen previously.
394</p>
395
396<p>
397Some architectures require a bit more actions to be completed in order to
398convert from one profile to another. If that is the case, the step-by-step
399guides are linked from the table.
400</p>
401
402<table>
403<tr>
404 <th>Profile</th>
405 <th>Description</th>
406 <th>Specific Upgrade Guide</th>
407</tr>
408<tr>
409 <ti>default-linux/alpha/2005.0</ti>
410 <ti>Default Alpha 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
411 <ti></ti>
412</tr>
413<tr>
414 <ti>default-linux/alpha/2005.0/2.4</ti>
415 <ti>Alpha 2005.0 profile for 2.4 kernels</ti>
416 <ti></ti>
417</tr>
418<tr>
419 <ti>default-linux/amd64/2005.0</ti>
420 <ti>Default AMD64 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
421 <ti></ti>
422</tr>
423<tr>
424 <ti>default-linux/amd64/2005.0/no-multilib</ti>
425 <ti>AMD64 2005.0 profile for multilib-disabled system installations</ti>
426 <ti></ti>
427</tr>
428<tr>
429 <ti>default-linux/arm/2005.0</ti>
430 <ti>Default ARM 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
431 <ti></ti>
432</tr>
433<tr>
434 <ti>default-linux/hppa/2005.0</ti>
435 <ti>Default HPPA 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
436 <ti></ti>
437</tr>
438<tr>
439 <ti>default-linux/hppa/2005.0/2.4</ti>
440 <ti>HPPA 2005.0 profile for 2.4 kernels</ti>
441 <ti></ti>
442</tr>
443<tr>
444 <ti>default-linux/mips/2005.0</ti>
445 <ti>Default MIPS 2005.0 profile</ti>
446 <ti></ti>
447</tr>
448<tr>
449 <ti>default-linux/mips/cobalt/2005.0</ti>
450 <ti>Cobalt specific MIPS 2005.0 profile</ti>
451 <ti></ti>
452</tr>
453<tr>
454 <ti>default-linux/mips/mips64/n32/2005.0</ti>
455 <ti>2005.0 profile for n32-supporting MIPS platforms</ti>
456 <ti></ti>
457</tr>
458<tr>
459 <ti>default-linux/mips/mips64/ip28/2005.0</ti>
460 <ti>Indigo2 Impact specific 64-bit 2005.0 profile</ti>
461 <ti></ti>
462</tr>
463<tr>
464 <ti>default-linux/mips/mips64/2005.0</ti>
465 <ti>64-bit MIPS 2005.0 profile</ti>
466 <ti></ti>
467</tr>
468<tr>
469 <ti>default-linux/ppc/2005.0</ti>
470 <ti>Default PPC 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
471 <ti></ti>
472</tr>
473<tr>
474 <ti>default-linux/ppc64/2005.0</ti>
475 <ti>Default PPC64 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
476 <ti></ti>
477</tr>
478<tr>
479 <ti>default-linux/s390/2005.0</ti>
480 <ti>Default S390 2005.0 profile</ti>
481 <ti></ti>
482</tr>
483<tr>
484 <ti>default-linux/sparc/sparc32/2005.0</ti>
485 <ti>Default Sparc 32-bit 2005.0 profile</ti>
486 <ti></ti>
487</tr>
488<!-- http://dev.gentoo.org/~dsd/kernel-2.6.htm
489 No subprofiles for sparc
490<tr>
491 <ti>default-linux/sparc/sparc32/2005.0/2.6</ti>
492 <ti>Sparc 32-bit 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
493 <ti></ti>
494</tr>
495-->
496<tr>
497 <ti>default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2005.0</ti>
498 <ti>Default Sparc 64-bit 2005.0 profile</ti>
499 <ti></ti>
500</tr>
501<!-- http://dev.gentoo.org/~dsd/kernel-2.6.htm
502 No subprofiles for sparc
503<tr>
504 <ti>default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2005.0/2.6</ti>
505 <ti>Sparc 64-bit 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
506 <ti></ti>
507</tr>
508-->
509<tr>
510 <ti>default-linux/x86/2005.0</ti>
511 <ti>Default x86 2005.0 profile for 2.6 kernels</ti>
512 <ti></ti>
513</tr>
514<tr>
515 <ti>default-linux/x86/2005.0/2.4</ti>
516 <ti>x86 2005.0 profile for 2.4 kernels</ti>
517 <ti></ti>
518</tr>
519</table>
520
521<p>
522To switch to the selected profile, point the <path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>
523symlink to the new location. Make sure your Portage is updated before you change
524your profile!
525</p>
526
527<pre caption="Changing to a 2005.0 profile">
528# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
529# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/</i>&lt;selected profile&gt;<i> /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
530</pre>
531
532<p>
533If you are running a Linux 2.4-based system but want to migrate to a 2.6-based
534kernel, make sure you read our <uri link="/doc/en/migration-to-2.6.xml">Gentoo
535Linux 2.6 Migration Guide</uri>.
536</p>
537
538</body>
539</section>
261<section> 540<section>
262<title>Updating to 2004.3</title> 541<title>Updating to 2004.3</title>
263<body> 542<body>
264 543
265<p> 544<p>
272<path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2004.3</path> (supported by 551<path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2004.3</path> (supported by
273Portage 2.0.51 or later). 552Portage 2.0.51 or later).
274</p> 553</p>
275 554
276<p> 555<p>
277To switch to the 2004.3 profile, point the <path>/etc/make.profile</path> 556To switch to the 2004.3 profile, point the <path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>
278symlink to the new location: 557symlink to the new location:
279</p> 558</p>
280 559
281<warn> 560<warn>
282Don't forget to upgrade Portage <e>before</e> you change your profile!!! 561Don't forget to upgrade Portage <e>before</e> you change your profile!!!
283</warn> 562</warn>
284 563
285<pre caption="Updating the /etc/make.profile symlink"> 564<pre caption="Updating the /etc/portage/make.profile symlink">
286<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment> 565<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment>
287# <i>rm /etc/make.profile</i> 566# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
288# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/&lt;arch&gt;/2004.3 /etc/make.profile</i> 567# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/&lt;arch&gt;/2004.3 /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
289</pre> 568</pre>
290 569
291<p> 570<p>
292<b>All archs</b> - As said above, there are no big changes introduced in this 571<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 572profile. However, it should be noted that <c>sys-apps/slocate</c> and
297<path>/var/lib/portage/world</path> after the profile switch, or manually 576<path>/var/lib/portage/world</path> after the profile switch, or manually
298emerge them. 577emerge them.
299</p> 578</p>
300 579
301<p> 580<p>
302<b>ppc</b> - <c>sys-fs/udev</c> is now the default instead of <c>sys-fs/devfs</c> 581<b>ppc</b> - <c>sys-fs/udev</c> is now the default instead of
303for newly installed machines. This has no effect on already installed machines, 582<c>sys-fs/devfs</c> for newly installed machines. This has no
304though. 583effect on already installed machines, though.
584</p>
585
586</body>
587</section>
588<section>
589<title>Updating Portage to Support Cascading Profiles</title>
590<body>
591
305</p> 592<p>
593Although this section does not seem to integrate well in this upgrading guide,
594it is quite important. Any profile listed above this section requires a Portage
595version that supports cascading profiles. However, some obsoleted profiles don't
596allow the user to upgrade Portage or the user is using a profile that isn't
597available anymore - any attempt to upgrade Portage will result in a failure.
598</p>
599
600<p>
601To work around this problem, users can set a temporary symbolic link to the
602<e>obsolete</e> profile, allowing them to upgrade their Portage after which
603they can continue with the upgrade procedure set forth in this guide. Please
604substitute <c>&lt;arch&gt;</c> with your respective architecture:
605</p>
606
607<pre caption="Updating Portage through the obsolete profile">
608# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
609# <i>cd /etc/portage</i>
610# <i>ln -sf ../usr/portage/profiles/obsolete/&lt;arch&gt; make.profile</i>
611# <i>emerge -n '>=sys-apps/portage-2.0.51'</i>
612</pre>
306 613
307</body> 614</body>
308</section> 615</section>
309<section> 616<section>
310<title>Updating to 2004.2</title> 617<title>Updating to 2004.2</title>
311<body> 618<body>
312 619
313<p> 620<p>
314To switch to the 2004.2 profile, point the <path>/etc/make.profile</path> symlink 621To switch to the 2004.2 profile, point the <path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>
315to the new location: 622symlink to the new location:
316</p> 623</p>
317 624
318<warn> 625<warn>
319Don't forget to upgrade Portage <e>before</e> you change your profile!!! 626Don't forget to upgrade Portage <e>before</e> you change your profile!!!
320</warn> 627</warn>
321 628
322<pre caption="Updating the /etc/make.profile symlink"> 629<pre caption="Updating the /etc/portage/make.profile symlink">
323<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment> 630<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment>
324# <i>rm /etc/make.profile</i> 631# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
325# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/&lt;arch&gt;/2004.2 /etc/make.profile</i> 632# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/&lt;arch&gt;/2004.2 /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
326</pre> 633</pre>
327 634
328<p> 635<p>
329<b>x86</b> - This profile changes the default X11 implementation from 636<b>x86</b> - This profile changes the default X11 implementation from
330<c>x11-base/xfree</c> to <c>x11-base/xorg-x11</c>. This change only touches 637<c>x11-base/xfree</c> to <c>x11-base/xorg-x11</c>. This change only touches
344<section> 651<section>
345<title>Updating to 2004.0</title> 652<title>Updating to 2004.0</title>
346<body> 653<body>
347 654
348<p> 655<p>
349To switch to the 2004.0 profile, point the <path>/etc/make.profile</path> symlink 656To switch to the 2004.0 profile, point the <path>/etc/portage/make.profile</path>
350to the new location: 657symlink to the new location:
351</p> 658</p>
352 659
353<pre caption="Updating the /etc/make.profile symlink"> 660<pre caption="Updating the /etc/portage/make.profile symlink">
354<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment> 661<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment>
355# <i>rm /etc/make.profile</i> 662# <i>rm /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
356# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-&lt;arch&gt;-2004.0 /etc/make.profile</i> 663# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-&lt;arch&gt;-2004.0 /etc/portage/make.profile</i>
357</pre> 664</pre>
358 665
359<p> 666<p>
360<b>All archs</b> - There are no fundamental changes from previous profiles, no 667<b>All archs</b> - There are no fundamental changes from previous profiles, no
361specific action needs to be performed. 668specific action needs to be performed.

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