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March 2018 Update

First, I am changing the title of these posts from “changelog” to “update.” It just makes more sense, since it’s more than a simple changelog. Second, having a moment of weird paranoia where it seems like at least two things I could have sworn were in the GentooStudio overlay are now not there. I noticed…


February 2018 Changelog

INSTALLER CHANGES: Installer now sets MAKEOPTS for you. This is the variable that tells Portage how many parallel operations to perform, and should be equal to the number of CPU cores in your system. PACKAGES REMOVED: media-sound/cadence::GentooStudio. Cadence is now in audio-overlay, no need for duplicates. media-sound/jack2::GentooStudio: The Gentoo version now supports Firewire so the…


January 2018 Changelog

MAKE.CONF CHANGES: PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET changed from python2_7 to python3_4. Anything needing python2_7 will be set in package.use. PACKAGES REMOVED: media-video/smplayer. VLC is the default media player for Gentoo Studio. Users wanting (s)mplayer can emerge it after install. This also helps keep the tarball size down by only having one default media player. app-emulation/wine. This package was…


Updating

To update Gentoo Studio, run the following in a terminal, as root: > eix-sync && emerge -uDN –keep-going –with-bdeps=y –backtrack=1000 @system @world && smart-live-rebuild && emerge –depclean && revdep-rebuild Depending on what gets updated and how many updates there are, this could take a while. Plan on running updates when you are not using your…