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.


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