Overlays

March 26, 2006

So, there has been much talk of overlays on the gentoo-dev mailing list.  I have had an overlay that I use between 2 different laptops, and I have always “synced” them using

rsync –rsh=”ssh” -avzP –delete . laptopname:/usr/local/portage/

Now, it hasn’t been easy, as there were times where I would have ebuilds that I wanted to keep in one, but I didn’t have in the other, and so on and so forth, so I have decided to try out cogito, as a versioned control system for them, and while creating the repository was easy, and doing an initial import of it on the other laptop was easy, I am not sure what I am doing wrong now.  I had a directory with an ebuild where the software was no longer available (brightside) so I did a cg-rm ebuild, cg-rm -r brightside, and then did a cg-commit, and cg-log shows that its committed, and when I goto the other machine, and cg-update, it shows that it should be branched exactly the same, but for some reason, it isn’t.  I am still showing the files in there.  I am continuing my search, but, if anyone knows what I am doing wrong, let me know!


It’s been quite a while

March 25, 2006

Okay, I will admit it, I am horrible at blogging.  And posting, and whatever else.  Lots of things going on in my personal life, and I am still actually marked as away on Gentoo, but I am still doing things here and there when I get the free time.  There was a new NetworkManager release, which is in Gentopia, this also removed the gentooify patches that we used to apply.  Some people ran into problems with this, but overall it has been a fairly smooth transition.

On my TODO list, thinkpad (someone has already posted patches to bugzilla, tested locally, just need to commit), rtl8180 doesn’t work with the 2.6.16 kernel, and I can’t get orinoco emerged either.  Those will be the most pressing, specially since tomorrow, my buddy is letting me borrow his wireless access point.