Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Yay! I broke my Gentoo!

Heh, the net result of my attempt to switch over to the new profile is that maybe I'm the only person who tried it and ended up with a broken Gentoo.  :)

No working C compiler.  In that event, however, I keep a copy of vanilla gcc in /usr/local/, and that works.  That's actually not sufficient defense, I realize now, and I think I'm going to make a whole little alternate gcc and binutils universe with at least C, C++, and Objective C.  Fortran isn't much used in system software, which probably is a good thing.

There are, of course, my tape backups, plus I'm considering starting another Gentoo from scratch, which actually would be little different from a normal upgrade of some other operating systems, such as Slackware.

Actually that's not a bad idea.  There are some things I'd like to try.  I have a whole partition with a broken filesystem that used to be my Gentoo, until I broke that one and had to restore from tape.  In that case I was hacking on the kernel in, as you might have guessed, the filesystem code.  <tt> :) </tt>

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