gcc Upgrade Successful! (at last!)
Finally! After 2 whole days lost, I managed to emerge gcc-4.5.1-r1! Apparently, emerge-ing gcc needs a quite-hefty hardware requirement: RAM: 1 GiB (failed at 500 MiB; havent tried 756 MiB) Hard Disk: 5 GiB (with 128 MB as /boot and 256 MB as swap; haven’t tried a smaller swap Whew. Humongous requirement, if you ask me… Now I’m experimenting whether it will be...
gcc Upgrade Woes, Part Deux
I was so happy yesterday that I’ve successfully figured out what was needed to upgrade gcc on my Gentoo system. Boy, was I in for an unpleasant surprise. Late last night I tried to upgrade gcc on yet another fresh Gentoo install (meaning: directly after stage3+portage tarball extract plus a portage update). Remembering the previous experience, I gave the VM a 5 GB vHD. And again...
mirrorselect : Need a Pinch of Salt
Gentoo graybeards (you know who you are) are undoubtedly familiar with the mirrorselect utility. This simple program (script, actually) attempts to determine which Gentoo mirror is the fastest for you. By specifying a -D option, it will even try to download a 100 KB file to measure the throughput. The problem is: It’s not 100% reliable. For instance, I just found out that the #1...
Upgrading gcc? Prepare space!
Short dispatch, this: Yesterday I tried to upgrade gcc on a fresh Gentoo installation. In fact, it was a raw installation, not yet fresh (e.g., extract stage3, extract portage, sync, update portage, upgrade gcc). I had used a 4 GB virtual hard disk. Guess what? I ran out of space in the midst of emerge -avuN gcc) >.< Oh well. Now I’m trying to upgrade gcc using a 5 GB...