Two Year Anniversary

Just happened to notice that my first and oldest Gentoo box, ‘rockley’, is now two years old 😀

The box stopped being my primary box here on March 4th when I acquired kensington, an 800MHz P3. It has now been regulated to a headless stable box that I very occasionally use for x86 arch testing.

Some statistics:

  • –synced 138 times
  • merged packages 2590 times
  • unmerged packages 1155 times
  • Estimated update time (for emerge -e world): 3 days, 6 hours, 50 minutes.
  • number of packages in ‘world’: 76

mark@rockley ~ $ emerge --info
Portage 2.1.1-r2 (default-linux/x86/2006.1, gcc-4.1.1, glibc-2.4-r4, 2.6.17-gentoo-r4 i586)
System uname: 2.6.17-gentoo-r4 i586 AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor
Gentoo Base System version 1.12.6
Last Sync: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 03:50:01 +0000
app-admin/eselect-compiler: [Not Present]
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7, 2.0.30
dev-lang/python: 2.3.5-r2, 2.4.3-r4
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r5
dev-util/ccache: [Not Present]
dev-util/confcache: [Not Present]
sys-apps/sandbox: 1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.60
sys-devel/automake: 1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2
sys-devel/binutils: 2.16.1-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.14
sys-devel/libtool: 1.5.22
virtual/os-headers: 2.6.17-r2
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=k6-2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/gconf /etc/java-config/vms/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=k6-2 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoconfig collision-protect distlocks metadata-transfer parallel-fetch sandbox sfperms strict test"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude='/distfiles' --exclude='/local' --exclude='/packages'"
USE="x86 3dnow X alsa berkdb bitmap-fonts cli cracklib crypt cups dlloader dri elibc_glibc foomaticdb fortran gdbm gpm gtk gtk2 iconv input_devices_keyboard input_devices_mouse ipv6 isdnlog kernel_linux libg++ ncurses nls nptl nptlonly pam pcre perl ppds pppd python readline reflection samba session spl ssl tcpd test truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode userland_GNU video_cards_nv xorg zlib"

Channel Pimping

For those that don’t know, for 19 weeks we have had an IRC channel for Australian Gentoo users. Logically, the channel is named #gentoo-au and is now on the Gentoo IRC channels list, thanks to astinus. You can find statistics to the channel here. So, for those hundreds of aussies that IRC, pop in and say “g’day”, we won’t bite 😉

LCA is fast approaching with less than a month to go. Will be fun to put faces to all the people I only know via IRC.

My Head Feels Like a Frisbee

I got the results to some of my year 12 exams back; and they weren’t exactly what I was hoping for. It is a strange experience to realise that your efforts were not rewarded as you might have hoped.

My head feels like a frisbee; twice its normal size. Feels like a football and someone’s moved the goal posts. Everything is slightly out of joint and weird; disconnected. I had to hold onto the walls.

Such is the state I am in. While thinking about my results go through phases of:

  • depression
  • denial
  • apathy
  • anger
  • acceptance
  • contempt

Well, I will try to look on the bright side of life, and take each day as it comes. Luckily, I should have plenty to distract me with over the summer holidays. That and the prospects of next year should keep me somewhat happy.

Website Complete

Gentoo Australia logo

I would like to announce that is now up, and functioning as intended. Currently the pages are a little scarce on text, but that should change as time goes by and events are organised.

We decided in the end to go for a MediaWiki based site, but switched the default skin for a slightly modified version that the Beagle Project kindly provided the tarball for.

Any Australians reading this, if you could register on the wiki and add yourself to the locations page so that we can get estimates of numbers.

There is a special person I would like to thank for hosting the site, and doing various tidbits with it to get it working – David Shakaryan (aka omp.) Thanks also goes to Redhatter, who helped modify various parts of the website.

In other news, I managed to ‘find’ a new computer: 2.66GHz Celeron (P4 Generation), 13GB hard-disk, inbuilt ethernet, video and sound. I will blog about it more later…