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11<version>2.6</version> 11<version>2.7</version>
12<date>2005-06-08</date> 12<date>2005-06-09</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Chrooting</title> 15<title>Chrooting</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Optional: Selecting Mirrors</title> 17<title>Optional: Selecting Mirrors</title>
184# <i>ls -FGg /etc/make.profile</i> 184# <i>ls -FGg /etc/make.profile</i>
185lrwxrwxrwx 1 48 Apr 8 18:51 /etc/make.profile -> ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0/ 185lrwxrwxrwx 1 48 Apr 8 18:51 /etc/make.profile -> ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0/
186</pre> 186</pre>
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188<p> 188<p>
189If you are using one of the aforementioned three architectures, you will see a 189If you are using one of the aforementioned three architectures, the default
190<path>2.4</path> subdirectory that identifies an additional profile below the 190profile will provide you with a Linux 2.6-based system. This is the recommended
191one that the <path>make.profile</path> symlink points to: 191default, but you have the option of choosing another profile too.
192</p>
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194<p>
195Some users may wish to install a system based on the older Linux 2.4 profile.
196If you have good reason to do this, then you should first check that an
197additional profile exists. On x86, we can do this with the following command:
192</p> 198</p>
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194<pre caption="Finding out if an additional profile exists"> 200<pre caption="Finding out if an additional profile exists">
195# <i>ls -FGg /etc/make.profile/</i> 201# <i>ls -d /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0/2.4</i>
196total 8 202/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0/2.4
197drwxr-xr-x 2 120 Jan 21 23:08 2.4/
198-rw-r--r-- 1 679 Mar 29 00:35 packages
199-rw-r--r-- 1 343 Dec 3 2004 parent
200</pre> 203</pre>
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202<p> 205<p>
203As you can see in the above example, the current profile contains a 206The above example shows that the additional 2.4 profile exists (i.e. it didn't
204<path>2.4</path> subdirectory. This means that the current profile uses the 207complain about missing file or directory). It is recommended that you stay with
2052.6 kernel and that you can change your profile to a 2.4-based system. For 208the default, but if you wish to switch, you can do so with as follows:
206that, you need to link the <path>make.profile</path> symlink to the
207<path>2.4</path> subdirectory:
208</p> 209</p>
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210<pre caption="Switching to a 2.4 profile"> 211<pre caption="Switching to a 2.4 profile">
211<comment>(Make sure you use the right architecture, the example below is for x86)</comment> 212<comment>(Make sure you use the right architecture, the example below is for x86)</comment>
212# <i>ln -snf /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0/2.4 /etc/make.profile</i> 213# <i>ln -snf /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0/2.4 /etc/make.profile</i>

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