SPARC Release Notes for Gentoo Linux 2004.0
The Gentoo Linux Project
Gentoo Linux is a community driven project commited to producing
high quality opensource software. These release notes for Gentoo Linux 2004.0
summarize important package updates, security updates, and many other changes
that have happened since the last release up until 2004.0.
Table of Contents
- 1. Overview
- 2. Important Changes
- 2.1 Security Updates
- 2.2 Errata
- 2.3 Critical Package Updates
- 2.4 Portage Updates
- 2.5 Userland Updates
- 2.6 Documentation Updates
- 3. Upgrading from previous versions of Gentoo Linux
Important Changes for 2004.0
Gentoo Linux 2004.0 contains security updates to address GLSAs
(Gentoo Linux Security Advisories) numbered 200308-01 to 200402-07.
Individual GLSAs can be referenced by going to
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-$x.xml, and substituting $x
with the desired GLSA number.
For more information, please consult the the gentoo-security mailing list
|Irssi is broken in livecd
||Will be fixed on a newer livecd
Critical Package Updates
List versions included in this release of the following packages:
- gcc 3.2.3-r3
- glibc 2.3.2-r3
- Portage 2.0.50-r1
- XFree86 4.3.0-r5
- KDE 3.2.0
- GNOME 2.4.2
- Fluxbox 0.9.8
- XFCE4 4.0.1
The Portage version included in this release is 2.0.50-r1 and
can be found via our online CVS repository.
Console detection on sparc is now automatic.
The livecd will use the OBP detected or selected console.
Gentoo Linux 2004.0 deprecates all single arch installation manuals in favor
of the Gentoo Linux Handbook.
The Gentoo Linux Handbook offers the most up-to-date information on all aspects of the
Gentoo Linux installation process.
Upgrading from previous versions of Gentoo Linux
Upgrading to Gentoo Linux 2004.0
If you already have a working installation of Gentoo Linux (Version
1.4) there is no need to reinstall. You will automatically get
Gentoo 2004.0 if you sync your Portage tree and run
emerge --update world.
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