First of all let me just say huge thanks for everyone who donated.
Here is list of people which I am aware of their identity:
One more person contributed after I wrote the post:
Together you guys managed to donate me 75% money for the disk and as I expected not to get above 50% I even bought the better one (Vertex instead of the Agility).
So you all get few free bugfixes when you mail me with your breakages. This requires me knowing the stack you want fixed of course, I can’t fix Gnome.
Anyway for rest of the readers there is no more any need for donations (if you want you can tho :P).
So what did I set up for your money worth?
Linux arcarius 3.2.2-hardened-r1 #2 SMP Tue Feb 14 18:29:28 CET 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
If you are running on non-hardened machine you should really consider migrating to hardened, it works pretty well. Also really consider running stable instead of testing on your machines and opening stabilisation requests where needed. For me current keywords are this:
scarabeus@arcarius: ~ $ cat /etc/portage/package.keywords/* =sys-devel/gcc-4.6* ** <sys-boot/grub-9999 ** media-video/libav media-libs/x264 app-office/libreoffice app-office/libreoffice-l10n =dev-cpp/libcmis-0.1.0 ~amd64 =sys-apps/portage-2.2* ** =media-video/vlc-2.0* dev-db/virtuoso-odbc dev-db/virtuoso-server sys-libs/zlib
I need the gcc for i7 and testing of libreoffice. The lo obviously is needed testing for development. Portage for @revdep-rebuild (can’t imagine life without it anymore) and vlc-2.0 where I am translator so I need it for the translation testing. Rest are just dependencies for those, where I plan to open stablereqs asap.
What about the disk layout?
scarabeus@arcarius: ~ $ LC_ALL=C df Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs 89G 12G 78G 13% / udev 10M 284K 9.8M 3% /dev /dev/sda4 89G 12G 78G 13% / rc-svcdir 1.0M 112K 912K 11% /lib64/rc/init.d cgroup_root 10M 0 10M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs 7.9G 892K 7.9G 1% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 9.6G 4.9G 4.2G 55% /var /dev/sda3 3.9G 210M 3.5G 6% /var/log /dev/sda2 9.6G 4.2G 5.0G 46% /usr/portage tmpfs 2.0G 24K 2.0G 1% /tmp tmpfs 10G 278M 9.8G 3% /var/tmp 192.168.137.10:/home/data/ 2.7T 1.5T 1.3T 55% /home/data 192.168.137.10:/home/scarabeus/ 2.7T 1.5T 1.3T 55% /home/scarabeus/remote
I put KDE there and right away fixed few lo-related bugs so we got from 52 to 45 bugs and to 3.5 final release (propagates itself as rc3). So now again back to clearing live ebuild and preparing new stabilisation list. You can all stalk my stats here
What I for sure won’t do: reassing all the bugs from m-n back to office as it is just bugzilla spam.
Anyway it took me 5 hours from 0 to this state. We can say that Gentoo install is pretty straight forward.
The only problem I had was my nfs setup, which was even on server side, thanks to prometheanfire for the solution.