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Jul 16, 2011, 11:37 AM
Post #3 of 20
Re: Anyone got any older Portage snapshots kicking around?
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On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 05:53:48PM +0100, Stroller wrote:
> A bit of a long shot, this, but has anyone got any older Portage
> snapshots kicking around, by any chance?
I have a /usr/portage from 2009-12-20 on my "rescue" system. I don't
think I've synched it after that (but I'm too lazy to look up the `find'
info page to check properly).
Is that any good?
> I have a box which hasn't been updated in 2 - 3 years. It would
> normally be easiest to format and reinstall, but in this case the box
> in question is a PS3 which was installed using the experimental PS3
> stages which are (I think) no longer available.
> I'm pretty sure this machine has some PS3-specific hacks applied, so I
> think an attempt to upgrade the hard way is worthwhile. If it doesn't
> work I'll probably try Debian, or something.
> I have no illusions that attempting this *will* be a pain the ass,
> because in the past I've updated machines which have been ignored for
> 18 months, and that required lots of manually digging in the Portage
> CVS attic and copying files into the local overlay by hand.
> So if anyone has any Portage snapshots that are sufficiently old left
> lying around from an old install, it would save me that grunt work.
> Alternatively, if you, too, have a machine that hasn't been updated a
> long time, maybe you'll be able to help me by tarring up a copy of the
> Portage tree.
As a matter of interest, how, exactly, are you going to use the old
portage? Is it a matter of updating in two moderate chunks rather than
everything at once?
> Thanks for looking,
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).