Hi, On 2013-02-10 22:06, Andreas K. Huettel wrote: > Am Sonntag, 10. Februar 2013, 14:34:14 schrieb Markos Chandras: >>>> new profiles? As a Gentoo user who just got a giant red warning from >>>> portage that his active profile was deprecated, I feel like many people >>>> are going to be confused about this. >>> >>> Obviously a news item should precede any deprecation of stable profiles. >>> >> >> I think it is too late now. The big red warning is already there. > > To be honest I did not really see the necessity since the "big red warning" > exactly tells you what to do (and even which profile to pick, which would be > more complicated in a news item). > > Then again, that's a matter of personal preference, too.
Actually, if you could add a note that before switching to the new profile, you should update portage if it's old, that would be even more user-friendly: I just saw the big red warning on a not-so-well-maintained Gentoo box today, switched to the new profile, and then portage would only do read-only operations. So I had to figure out how to change the profile back manually (because the old profile also isn't shown in eselect anymore), before I could update portage and then switch to the new profile again. Patrick.