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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 1.7 2004/07/28 01:52:01 vapier Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml,v 1.8 2004/08/11 15:06:06 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">
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/1.0 --> 17<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
18<license/> 18<license/>
19 19
20<version>2.0</version> 20<version>2.1</version>
21<date>July 27, 2004</date> 21<date>August 11, 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>
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
245 245
246<chapter> 246<chapter>
247<title>Profile updating instructions</title> 247<title>Profile updating instructions</title>
248<section> 248<section>
249<title>Updating to 2004.2</title> 249<title>Updating to 2004.2</title>
250<body> 250<body>
251 251
252<p> 252<p>
253To switch to the 2004.2 profile, point the <path>/etc/make.profile</path> symlink 253To switch to the 2004.2 profile, point the <path>/etc/make.profile</path> symlink
254to the new location: 254to the new location:
255</p> 255</p>
256 256
257<pre caption="Updating the /etc/make.profile symlink"> 257<pre caption="Updating the /etc/make.profile symlink">
258<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment> 258<comment>substitute &lt;arch&gt; with your arch</comment>
259# <i>rm /etc/make.profile</i> 259# <i>rm /etc/make.profile</i>
260# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-&lt;arch&gt;-2004.2 /etc/make.profile</i> 260# <i>ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/&lt;arch&gt;/2004.2 /etc/make.profile</i>
261</pre> 261</pre>
262 262
263<p> 263<p>
264<b>x86</b> - This profile changes the default X11 implementation from 264<b>x86</b> - This profile changes the default X11 implementation from
265<c>x11-base/xfree</c> to <c>x11-base/xorg-x11</c>. This change only touches 265<c>x11-base/xfree</c> to <c>x11-base/xorg-x11</c>. This change only touches
266the <e>default</e> value, and is only relevant for those who have not installed 266the <e>default</e> value, and is only relevant for those who have not installed
267an X server yet. If you already have one installed, then it will not affect 267an X server yet. If you already have one installed, then it will not affect
268you at all; you are free to switch from one X server to the other exactly as 268you at all; you are free to switch from one X server to the other exactly as
269before. 269before.
270</p> 270</p>
271 271
272<p> 272<p>
273<b>amd64</b> - There are no fundamental changes from previous profiles, no 273<b>amd64</b> - There are no fundamental changes from previous profiles, no
274specific action needs to be performed. 274specific action needs to be performed.
275</p> 275</p>

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