Changing profiles (eselect profile)
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 23:54
Hi. Got Sabayon 16.11 to run in a laptop. But I am trying to install the canonical appmenu functionality for the mate desktop. For that you follow this tutorial to install Unity on gentoo, following only the parts needed to get vala-panel-appmenu (the applet portion) and the unity-gtk(2/3)-module parts (the backends to get the funcionality running on gtk2 and gtk3 apps, appmenu-qt (for qt4 apps, qt5 have the function built-in) and firefox (the modded version with the ubuntu modifications to use the appmenu function, the native firefox can't use appmenu). But I am running into an issue here. To install those parts you need to change the profile to one of the profiles added by the overlay, normally you would do eselect profile set <unity-gentoo-profile-number> and update @world, but updating @world (or @system for that matter) won't work due to the modifications the portage system have in Sabayon. With that my question is. How do you change portage profile in Sabayon (needed because the packages on unity-gentoo overlay check for the selected profile and bail out during pre-install if the profile isn't one of the unity-gentoo ones)? Or if it cannot be done. Is there any repo or alternate overlay carrying the pieces of unity needed to activate the canonical appmenu functionality on Sabayon?