Sunday, March 31, 2013

HOWTO : Update Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.1 on ASUS Sabertooth X79

For routine update/upgrade of Pentoo, you need to follow the following steps :

# This syncs the gentoo and pentoo repos like "apt-get update" in debian
emerge --sync
# This updates all the normal packages like "apt-get upgrade" in debian
emerge --deep --update --newuse world -vt
# This optionally merges in changed config files. unchanged files are merged automatically
# This removes old packages which are not needed like "apt-get autoremove" in debian
emerge --depclean
# This rebuilds anything which may have been broken in update
emerge @preserved-rebuild
# This checks all the programs installed from VCS for new revisions and updates if needed
# Verifies there is no breakage after updates
# Regenerate the main menu for XFCE WM (run it under each regular account) -x
#merge in any new config files
#clean up the distfiles dir to remove old/un-needed files
eclean-dist -d

# Check /var/log/portage/elog/summary.log file
# You might need to run extra commands. For example:
emerge @x11-module-rebuild
eselect java-vm set system icedtea-bin-7

#after python/perl upgrade:
perl-cleaner --modules

That's all! See you.

Install Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.1
Customize Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.1