How recent is Gentoox?

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How recent is Gentoox?

Post by raid517 » Tue May 09, 2006 3:17 am

Hi, when was the last version of gentoox released?

The home page appears to imply that the last version was released on the 23-Aug-2003 (or at least it says 'added on the 23-Aug-2003'. is gentoox really that old - or is that just the last time the web page was updated?

GJ
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Post by zlasher » Tue May 09, 2006 6:59 am

I haven't noticed this before, but the distro isn't from back in 2003 :-)

And also - as this is just a distribution of gentoo the kernel and software is updated all the time.

Note that only the 2.4 kernel is supported as for now (there are rebels running the system on a 2.6 kernel too..! 8) )

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Post by orochi » Tue May 09, 2006 5:32 pm

gentoox is as updated as you want it to be

i installed Pro 2.0 recently (again)

here is what I did to update it.

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emerge --sync

cd /etc/ 
rm make.profile 
ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2006.0 make.profile 

emerge portage
etc-update

magic


login as root and change password
change password for gentoox

emerge --sync for kicks, and emerge system (or emerge world)


you may have to magic fix alsa && magic to fix the sound if you have problem, emerge system will update alsa to 1.0.11 or something


etc-update

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Post by raid517 » Fri May 12, 2006 12:21 am

Is there a way to install gentoox without having to compile everything?

I mean, what if I just wanted to install binaries. Is this possible?

GJ

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Post by orochi » Fri May 12, 2006 6:41 am

yes and no, you can compile them (to a package) on your desktop with gentoo installed, xfer it to your gentoox machine and install them from those packages.

Gentoo unlike other distros (namely those who use rpm packages, installs everything from source using the portage system. Which means, it takes longer to install, and (if your using heavy optimization in the right spots) can have the most optimized system out there.



"If it moves, compile it."

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Post by raid517 » Fri May 12, 2006 3:50 pm

Yes I know what gentoo is about. I used it for about 3 years prior to using Debian - which I have now used for two years. What put me off then though was the long compile times.

AFAIK (since I never used any binaries in Gentoo in the past and simply do not know) it is possible to use binaries - and these can be installed via emerge - howver I am curious as to what the proceedure is for that - and if the bianries supplied by Gentoo are applicable to GentooX?

GJ

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Post by orochi » Fri May 12, 2006 6:36 pm

Gentoox is Gentoo, the only difference is the magic script (and minor other ones specific to xbox)

You can follow any guide that pertains to Gentoo, and it will work fine with Gentoox

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Post by orochi » Fri May 12, 2006 6:42 pm

this is what i found from http://www.google.com


http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/gentoo ... aries.html


im pretty sure this may be addressed in the http://www.gentoo.org handbook

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