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  1. #1

    Anybody else using ~arch?

    I'm using the gentoo development tree, and I was wondering, Is it stable enough to use while bootstrapping and emerging the system? I'm upgrading gcc to 3.4 at the moment and I've gotta use ~arch, plus I prefer the bleeding edge .

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    When I first installed Gentoo, I too used the ~arch (~amd64), but found a lot of things like to break. More recently, when I redid my whole system I ended up using the stable branch but added packages to my /etc/portage/package.keywords file. Many things that I absolutely need were masked at the time for the stable branch. Other things, like the nvidia drivers for one thing, I wanted to be "bleeding edge" All I can say is that it works great for me! just issue a simple:

    echo sys-devel/gcc ~yourarch >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
    and emerge gcc.

    If you're gonna do that, you might as well go for the rest of the toolchain; binutils gcc linux-headers and glibc. I STRONGLY suggest reading this forum post before your next emerge world:

    Hope this helps,

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    Ah ok, cheers mate.

    I'm trying a stage 1 install with that method.

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    I too use package.keywords. I used ~x86 for a day, but during the upgrade, something broke and the system wouldn't functionate correctly, so I started over again. I belive it was the gentoo wiki which first showed me the way of package.keywords.

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    Since I have a stage 1/3 install I have a few ~86 packages such as gcc 3.4, glibc, libstdc++-v3, and the ever important timezone-data. All seem to run well on the system and I havn't had any problems with them.
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