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Bug 424429 - [axs overlay] EAPI=4-slot-abi testing
Summary: [axs overlay] EAPI=4-slot-abi testing
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Ian Stakenvicius (RETIRED)
Whiteboard: in-eapi-5
Keywords: InOverlay
Depends on:
Blocks: future-eapi
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Reported: 2012-07-01 17:59 UTC by Ian Stakenvicius (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-01-14 13:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Ian Stakenvicius (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-07-01 17:59:31 UTC
This bug is for feedback and bug reporting on EAPI=4-slot-abi testing , as provided by the portage tree fork found in my developer overlay:


0 - check the website to make sure my overlay is not too out-of-date compared to your copy of the tree.  I am trying to keep the overlay in sync within 24h of CVS HEAD, but it is difficult as only part of the upgrade can be automated.

1 - emerge =sys-apps/portage-9999 to obtain a copy of portage supporting EAPI=4-slot-abi

2 - obtain a copy of my overlay (layman -f ; layman -a axs)

3a - gradually upgrade your system, replacing packages from portage with the overlay's EAPI=4-slot-abi equivalent versions.  Alternatively, emerge -e @world to replace 'em all.

3b - instead of re-emerging, use my portage-vdb hack to simulate the re-emerging of all installed EAPI=4 packages to their overlay equivalents.  This is what I do, but be warned that this is not something to be taken lightly (unless you're on a disposable image like a chroot) and may cause severe breakage of portage.  

3b.1 - unless you feel very lucky, make a backup of /var/db/pkg
3b.2 - run /var/lib/layman/axs/, watch for errors in the output or anything that seems particularly odd.
3b.3 - run emerge -uDp @world to check if it worked and all seems OK.
3b.4 - DO NOT emerge anything until you are sure that the vdb is OK.  If in any doubt, restore the backup.
Comment 1 Ian Stakenvicius (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-07-03 16:00:07 UTC
On 02/07/12 02:01 AM, Vaeth wrote:
> For those who want to test EAPI=4-slot-abi,
> I suggest to install >=eix-0.26.0 which can deal with subslots.
Comment 2 Ian Stakenvicius (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-14 13:27:31 UTC
EAPI5 has been enabled for in-tree ebuilds for a few months now, closing the bug. 

I've also not updated my overlay for a few months so I'm going to drop the ebuilds.