Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Portage issues

I'm already reminded of why I left Gentoo behind long ago.  Anyone familiar with the system will know the following command and understand my issue: "emerge -auDN world".  I forgot a simple USE flag, "debug", which allows me to get useful backtraces when I screw something up (which, trust me, I do often enough).  To me, it seems that this one should be an opt out style thing as, yes, it adds some bloat, but it makes everything so much more fixable.  I used to hate it when I forgot to compile debug in by default and have to recompile everything to get it working.  Hopefully the 328 packages I forgot to do this for don't take too long to emerge...

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