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Bug 88838 - upgrade profile with a single command like 'apt-get dist-upgrade'
Summary: upgrade profile with a single command like 'apt-get dist-upgrade'
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Eclasses (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-04-12 05:29 UTC by Tiago Freire
Modified: 2005-04-12 05:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Tiago Freire 2005-04-12 05:29:15 UTC
instead of having a bunch of instructions in a page for users to switch profile (sometimes they have bugs, I still did not manage to upgrade my Athlon 64 machine to the 2005.0 profile), we could have a single portagre command to do the switch, like "portage --update-profile 2005.0".

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.wait for a new release
2.hope that no special instructions exist
3.find the upgrade instrucions (with or without special steps) in the website the upgrade (if no bugs block your way)

Actual Results:  
manual upgrade 

Expected Results:  
portage --update-profile 2005.0 

note that it is an update-profile, not upgrade-profile, there may be sme 
wicked mind that may want to downgrade its profile. this may be supported or 
Comment 1 Jason Stubbs (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-12 05:51:14 UTC
This is against the philosophy of emerge. Emerge does not alter any configuration files and leaves that entirely up to the user. Seeing the /etc/make.profile link is a configuration file, it is out of emerge's domain. Your request will probably be handled by gui tools as they come about.