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by alcalde
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:30
Forum: Sabayon Linux General Discussion
Topic: Ubuntu to Sabayon - First Impressions
Replies: 18
Views: 2158

Re: Ubuntu to Sabayon - First Impressions

Ok, I tried reinstalling Sabayon and like the original poster I did not experience a crash the second time around. This allowed me to begin playing around with it and form my second impressions. When it doesn't crash :D the installer gets the job done. I like that it specifically asks you where you ...
by alcalde
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:36
Forum: Sabayon Linux General Discussion
Topic: Ubuntu to Sabayon - First Impressions
Replies: 18
Views: 2158

Re: Ubuntu to Sabayon - First Impressions

I'll do it for you, even if it means crashing my computer again (it's scary when the installer crashes but the hard drive's still thrashing! :shock: ) It'll also allow me to do complaining on the other end... I'll get to gripe on the openSUSE forums about how every time I've filed a Sabayon bug repo...
by alcalde
Mon Mar 07, 2011 20:43
Forum: Sabayon Linux General Discussion
Topic: Ubuntu to Sabayon - First Impressions
Replies: 18
Views: 2158

Re: Ubuntu to Sabayon - First Impressions

Sabayon's installer crashed midway through install. Sabayon just doesn't like me. :cry:
by alcalde
Sun Feb 27, 2011 21:25
Forum: Artwork and Development Suggestions
Topic: Keeping older packages versions in entropy [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Keeping older packages versions in entropy

I also found this.... Another way to detect modification of system files is to use a version control system such as www.bazaar-vcs.org You then create one or more projects to track you system files. For instance, put all of /etc into a project and all of /sbin into a different project. Any changes t...
by alcalde
Sun Feb 27, 2011 21:01
Forum: Artwork and Development Suggestions
Topic: Keeping older packages versions in entropy [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Keeping older packages versions in entropy

Now you've got me wondering about making a proof-of-concept wrapper program for equo that would record new packages added since a given date and use equo's tgz creation ability to back up before upgrading a package and then could use this information and equo to roll the system back to a given point...
by alcalde
Sun Feb 27, 2011 20:41
Forum: Artwork and Development Suggestions
Topic: Keeping older packages versions in entropy [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Keeping older packages versions in entropy

RPM used to have a package rollback feature: see the May 2004 Linux Journal article Transactions and Rollback with RPM . The only trouble was: it didn't always work (see e.g. Qs on RPM Rollbacks ) and was subsequently dropped. If it was simple to do, all the package managers would do it. If the maj...
by alcalde
Sun Feb 27, 2011 19:03
Forum: Artwork and Development Suggestions
Topic: Keeping older packages versions in entropy [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Keeping older packages versions in entropy

I did some checking and the old openSUSE package manager before zypper had these features: * Add a checkpoint to the package system for later rollback * Remove a checkpoint from the system * Provide a list of all system checkpoints * Rolls entire packages back to a certain date or checkpoint. This s...
by alcalde
Sat Feb 26, 2011 20:40
Forum: Artwork and Development Suggestions
Topic: Keeping older packages versions in entropy [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Keeping older packages versions in entropy

I know the difference between binary and source package management, but using other distributions, I found some of them that keep some older version of the same package, the first that comes in my mind is openSuse, so I was thinking about something similar here. However if it is not possible, it ca...
by alcalde
Sat Feb 26, 2011 20:18
Forum: Artwork and Development Suggestions
Topic: Keeping older packages versions in entropy [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Keeping older packages versions in entropy

The idea of the "Extra Stable" repository is basically what I am suggesting, just with different words Eh, not quite. There is a difference between pushing packages into a new repository later than you push them into main vs always keeping a previous version of every package available. Technically,...
by alcalde
Sat Feb 26, 2011 20:02
Forum: Artwork and Development Suggestions
Topic: Keeping older packages versions in entropy [Solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Keeping older packages versions in entropy

joost wrote:Not possible.
Why not? Is it a limitation of the package or repository format?