Archives week 38 of 2004

Sept. 20, 2004 - Sept. 26, 2004

Still trying to get it rebuilt (Looks like it was gpgme getting messed up that caused the problem...)

Apparently it is considered very bad form to use -U with emerge, as apparently -U can wind up upgrading things but then not downgrading dependencies that will cause conflicts. Of course, nothing I can find says how to fix the problem once it happens. I haven't done a full-world rebuild because I'm hoping that re-emerging ...

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The reason it's compiling so slowly... (Hung bash instances are taking 100% of the processing time)

Turns out every hung bash instance is taking around 13 to 17% of total processing power, with at least one required for the shell running emerge. Still recompiling KDE, down to the last significant package. Oh, and by the way, all of this has not fixed the key-handling problems. Sigh.

On a much happier note, ...

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What is the measure of a man? (Pondering while the unit-tests run...)

When I was a kid I read some novel or other that suggested that the best measure of a man is who would mourn him on his death. There were other measures proposed in various texts, such as what he contributed to society, but the one that stuck with me was the length of time ...

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Linux is pretty useless when you can only issue one command in a shell (Re-emerging bash does nothing useful)

Can't find any error reports about this situation, wouldn't even know to whom to turn for advice, as I have no idea whether it's a Gentoo problem, a problem with bash, a problem with my configuration, or what. Just in case anyone stumbles across this blog posting, I'll outline the problem, assuming I fix it ...

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Rebuilding continues (Less than 20MB of source compiled in 9-1/2 hours)

Still have all of KDE Multimedia and KDE Edu to compile (Why is KDE Edu even a dependency for KDE? Shouldn't it be dependent on KDE?) Going to have to iterrupt the build and do the day's work in Windows I guess.

Gentoo could really use an option where it can back out an upgrade. ...

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