emerge advises upgrade profile
On Wednesday 28 October 2009 18:52:33 Harry Putnam wrote:
> Alan McKinnon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> Alan, what does it get you? In fact what does `developer' buy you?
> > x86/10.0 gives you a baseline for that release
> > x86/10.0/desktop|developer|server give you a profile more suited
> > (tweaked) for that kind of usage.
> Nice.. thanks
> I see I already have most of use flags in the desktop, and already
> have apache and mysql too.. so looks like I'm good to go but for
> changing the symlink.
A useful side-effect showed up with profiles in the last few days.
Openoffice.org integration with KDE is broken - sometimes it doesn't build,
sometimes it doesn't run and as the devs try out new patches it actually
sometimes works :-)
As a user, you want to be insulated from this nonsense of stuff breaking
mysteriously. So appropriate masks go into profiles, where you simply cannot
enable a certain USE flag for a specific package if it will not work.
This particular case went into base/ so every profile benefited. But if it
affected just say Intel, then the current x86 and amd64 profiles desktop could
have been updated and you would benefit. Using an ultra-minimal (or not
supported anymore) profile, you wouldn't.
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com