Category Archives: gentoo

When you should block a stabilization

Many times in the past, a lot of people found bugs for packages actually in a STABLEREQ. Every time my answer was: make it as a block only if is a regression; and every time the next question was: “What … Continue reading

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Always looking for arch tester(s) – part 2

Hello folks! I’m really surprised, because I received a lot of response for my previous post about ‘calling’ for arch tester role. First, I would like to thank these people for their interest. Now is summer for all, so I propose … Continue reading

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How to test toolchain components (gcc, glibc, binutils)

Seems obviously for many of you, but a lot of people in the past, have asked me how to test toolchain components and be sure to don’t break anything. Ok, as usual we will start to test the singular package … Continue reading

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Always looking for arch tester(s)

We always looking for new arch testers. Simple answers to possible questions: 1) What you should do? you should test the packages on a specific architecture on a stable environment. 2)Do you use also ~arch packages? No problem, there is … Continue reading

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How to test Kernel (*-sources)

In the past, a lot of people ask me how test a new kernel. This tip could help new arch tester. First, emerge the new sources ( 3.4.5 is just an example, replace it with your ${version} ): echo “=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.4.5” … Continue reading

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How to test a library

This article should be useful for every arch tester that ask how properly test a library. Today we see a case like boost. The firsts steps will be: Emerge the new boost version Do a multiple compile test changing the … Continue reading

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New category: arch testing

I added recently a new category for this blog: arch testing.   Since in the years I’ve ‘gained’ a long experience with arch testing I think would be great collect a series of tip for the current and future arch … Continue reading

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Repoman-check before file stable request

I already recommended, time ago, in gentoo-dev mailing list to check with repoman before file stable request. Why? The reason is very simply; is only a waste of time try to keyword and receive a bad response from repoman because … Continue reading

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First post

Hello folks! I would like to thank infra guys, tampakrap particularly, to give me this place. In this blog I will post everything related to gentoo development and what will be in mind in the future.

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