flick wrote:Even a cursory search of the forums shows that the usual advice for upgrading Sabayon is : back up all user data, wipe disk, fresh install. Some users have had success with upgrading or with the sixth sense option, but that seems to be some kind of "oh hey look it actually worked" thing.
I came to Sabayon because of a forum post you made on linuxquestions. I still keep it on a separate partition, but have moved to Arch Linux 64-bit as my main OS for the reasons you described : wanting to not have to fresh install constantly. Arch is a true "rolling release" distro, I've been running it for a while now on my HP dv6000 laptop ( AMD Turion 64 dual-core with a Broadcom wireless card ) and it's been stable, faster to boot and to shut down, and it has both binary and source distribution built-in. Can't recommend it enough, if you want a "install once, then just update as you go" experience.
Sabayon is a great achievement : desktop Gentoo all ready to go. But updating/upgrading without just doing a fresh install is such a pain.
wolfden wrote:That is why gentoo has world update, you never have to reinstall
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