Updating sabayon linux

Gentoo is a very powerful system, and behind the scenes the Entropy package manager still deals with the Portage package manager through some overlays, Users of Sabayon have the option of using it as a binary based distribution, or opting to make use of the Portage source system and essentially just have a Gentoo build.

You also CAN mix and match and create a hybrid, but it’s not generally recommended and there are specific steps you must follow, as read on the wiki.

After connecting to my Wi Fi I loaded up the system update software and started to update the system.... My Wi Fi usually gives me about 120Mbps (roughly 15MB/s) connection speeds, but my Hard Disk is 5400RPM. Once updating was finished, I needed to install a couple things that I use regularly, namely Firefox, optipng (a small CLI based application that optimizes png files to lower filesize), and Shutter, my screenshot application of choice.

Something to note about the ways Sabayon installs software using Entropy, is that not only does it install the application you want, but also the dependencies and usually most optional packages as well.

So, I’ve mentioned in a previous article that I have been known to distrohop (read: change distributions often) and I decided that I wanted to try something different; again.

I’ve used Sabayon many years ago, probably around eight, and so I thought perhaps it was time to revisit it and see how it goes.

Found volume group "sabayon_sabayon" using metadata type lvm2 sabayon sabayonuser # vgchange -ay File descriptor 16 (socket:[30370]) leaked on vgchange invocation.

Parent PID 2635: bash 2 logical volume(s) in volume group "sabayon_sabayon" now active sabayon sabayonuser # lvscan File descriptor 16 (socket:[30370]) leaked on lvscan invocation.

Parent PID 2635: bash Reading volume groups from cache.sabayon sabayonuser # mkdir /mnt/mychroot sabayon sabayonuser # mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/mychroot sabayon sabayonuser # mount --rbind /dev /mnt/mychroot/dev sabayon sabayonuser # mount --make-rslave /mnt/mychroot/dev sabayon sabayonuser # mount -t proc /proc /mnt/mychroot/proc sabayon sabayonuser # mount --rbind /sys /mnt/mychroot/sys sabayon sabayonuser # mount --make-rslave /mnt/mychroot/sys sabayon sabayonuser # mount --rbind /tmp /mnt/mychroot/tmp sabayon sabayonuser # chroot /mnt/mychroot /bin/bash sabayon / # source /etc/profile sabayon / # env-update [email protected] ~ $ su sabayon sabayonuser # fdisk -l # Ascertain the partitioning scheme.sabayon sabayonuser # pvdisplay --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda3 VG Name sabayon_sabayon PV Size 39.31 Gi B / not usable 2.00 Mi B Allocatable yes PE Size 4.00 Mi B Total PE 10064 Free PE 1 Allocated PE 10063 PV UUID 489QRE-rvg D-JUXz-ZYad-1DM7-XNwr-l DFVNw sabayon sabayonuser # vgdisplay --- Volume group --- VG Name sabayon_sabayon System ID Format lvm2 Metadata Areas 1 Metadata Sequence No 3 VG Access read/write VG Status resizable MAX LV 0 Cur LV 2 Open LV 0 Max PV 0 Cur PV 1 Act PV 1 VG Size 39.31 Gi B PE Size 4.00 Mi B Total PE 10064 Alloc PE / Size 10063 / 39.31 Gi B Free PE / Size 1 / 4.00 Mi B VG UUID o Z2s2c-fm35-VBCT-ef3i-n8OJ-79a2-IOJ5i W sabayon sabayonuser # lvdisplay --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/sabayon_sabayon/swap LV Name swap VG Name sabayon_sabayon LV UUID d No Mj X-yv7i-3UVR-v G2s-js JG-PHf X-Bv CYs9 LV Write Access read/write LV Creation host, time sabayon, 2018-01-05 0000 LV Status available # open 0 LV Size 2.00 Gi B Current LE 512 Segments 1 Allocation inherit Read ahead sectors auto - currently set to 256 Block device 251:0 --- Logical volume --- LV Path /dev/sabayon_sabayon/root LV Name root VG Name sabayon_sabayon LV UUID Lf81Ni-Lf Mu-Pifu-UUzl-yp KK-x SUc-p Pfawz LV Write Access read/write LV Creation host, time sabayon, 2018-01-05 0000 LV Status available # open 0 LV Size 37.31 Gi B Current LE 9551 Segments 1 Allocation inherit Read ahead sectors auto - currently set to 256 Block device 251:1 sabayon sabayonuser # pvscan File descriptor 16 (socket:[30370]) leaked on pvscan invocation.I have absolutely no interest in playing simple KDE games on my machine, and so at some point I’m going to need to remove them.I’m not sure how much bloat comes with the other flavours of Sabayon, but at least be aware that with the installation of KDE you will get ALL the standard KDE packages, including likely a bunch of things you will never use.

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For example, Shutter has a built in editor that I use to edit screenshots I take for articles, this editor requires libgoo-canvas or other similarly named packages to be installed in order to use it.

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