Gentoo Packages Upgrades
Gentoo packages upgrades on adyxax.org
Tags: gentoo linux
Here is my go to set of commands when I upgrade a gentoo box :
emerge-webrsync eselect news read
The news have to be reviewed carefully and if I cannot act on it immediately I copy paste the relevant bits to my todolist.
The upgrade process
I run the upgrade process in steps, the first one asking you to validate the upgrade path. You will also be prompted to validate before cleaning :
emerge -qAavutDN world --verbose-conflicts --keep-going --with-bdeps=y && emerge --depclean -a && revdep-rebuild -i -- -q --keep-going; eclean --deep distfiles && eclean --deep packages && date
After all this completes it is time to evaluate configuration changes :
If a new kernel has been emerged, have a look at the specific process for that.
Depending of the changes it is now time to :
- restart services that have been upgraded
- reboot if the kernel or a crucial system component (like openssl) has been upgraded