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You might want to look at Sabayon Linux, a child of Gentoo. It uses pre-compiled packages, a.k.a binaries stored in repos, that are remote. What actually happens is that maintainers configure the package using predetermined USE Flags, and then compile the package with portage. Then using the Sabayon Binary Package Manager, Entropy, the maintainers upload ...


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You can set the USE-flag for VIM using this commands: sudo echo ">=app-editors/vim-7.4.273 gpm" >> /etc/portage/package.use sudo emerge -av vim or you could set the gpm flag globally in /etc/portage/make.conf and ad it in the line USE USE="gpm <a bunch of other use flags>" and after this update the system with the new USE-flag sudo ...


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TL;DR I have a different take on this as a Gentoo user. While I agree with peterph's approach of "Let the System Decide," I disagree when it comes to an ABI Update. An ABI Update is sometimes a major shift in behavior. In the case of GCC 4.7, the ABI Change was the adoption of the new C++11 Standard, which peterph also pointed out. Here is why I write ...


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According to the Gentoo wiki page on troubleshooting, most of such cases can be resolved by emerging the latest package with, say, emerge --ask --oneshot package-name.


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In the pas i try install and configure X11 and desktop manager but i don't get any result, well, finally i get a good behavior of touchscreen, i use the next command: xinput set-int-prop 11 "Evdev Axis Calibration" 32 440 3600 480 3500 i discover the values by accident, when i write 300 in xmin instead 30(usually see values under 200), and so i make ...


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No robust solution yet. https://bugs.gentoo.org/150031 La la la la la (30 characters yet?)


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Running system services under the same account as a personal account is very bad practice. Use this as an opportunity to end this practice. System services should run with minimal privileges, to limit the impact of a security hole. Having access to an administrator's configuration files (to plant privilege escalation methods), or worse, to an ...


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It depends a lot on what kind of compiler upgrade you did. If it has been substantial, then everything should be recompiled because of possible changes in ABI by the compiler. In many cases it won't be necessary, but if your packages depend on something like C++11, then you might run into problems - see e.g. the Gentoo news about ABI change in GCC 4.7 or GCC ...


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Gentoo init scripts don't work well when Gentoo is running in a chroot. Gentoo usually has inter-dependencies where apache won't start until 'net' has been started, and so on, and since none of these ran at startup (because Gentoo isn't the host system) things will generally be broken. In the worst case, Gentoo might mess up your network settings or run ...



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