HPPA Release Notes for Gentoo Linux 2006.1
The Gentoo Linux Project
Gentoo Linux is a community driven project committed to producing high
quality opensource software. These release notes for Gentoo Linux 2006.1
summarize important package updates, security updates, and many other
changes that have happened since Gentoo Linux 2006.0.
Table of Contents
- 1. Overview
- 2. Important Changes
- 2.1 Security Updates
- 2.2 Profile Update
- 2.3 Errata
- 2.4 Critical Package Updates
- 2.5 Portage Updates
- 2.6 Userland Updates
- 2.7 Documentation Updates
- 3. Upgrading from previous versions of Gentoo Linux
Important Changes for 2006.1
Gentoo Linux 2006.1 contains security updates to address GLSAs (Gentoo
Linux Security Advisories) numbered 200601-15 to 200608-17.
Individual GLSAs can be referenced by going to
substituting $x with the desired GLSA number.
For more information, please consult the the Gentoo Linux Security Project home
Critical Package Updates
Important package-versions in this release:
There are two kernels on the InstallCD:
||Supports uniprocessor HPPA machines
||Supports uniprocessor HPPA 2.0 machines. If you have less then 4
GB of RAM you should choose the 32-Bit vmlinux kernel.
The Portage version included in this release is 2.1 and the ChangeLog
can be found via our online CVS repository.
- Catalyst, the Gentoo Release Metatool, is stable in Portage as
version 2.0. To use Catalyst, simply emerge catalyst.
Much consideration and time has been spent on the Gentoo
Installation Handbook in order to get it more in sync with
Gentoo 2006.1. Please note that it is a constant work in progress, and
if any bugs are encountered, please refer them to the Gentoo Linux
bugtracking system at .
Upgrading and Installation of Gentoo Linux 2006.1
Installing Gentoo Linux 2006.1
The entire Gentoo Linux installation process is documented in the Gentoo
The HPPA release team offers two InstallCDs. The first one being an universal
bootable InstallCD which can be used to install with or without an Internet
connection. The second InstallCD is a bootable minimal InstallCD that is
smaller in size and includes only the basics needed to simply boot a
At minimum, the universal or minimal InstallCD is required to boot the
machine and install Gentoo. The universal InstallCD requires an Internet
connection to install from a stage1 installation tarball, but does not
require an Internet connection to install from a stage3 installation
tarball. The minimal InstallCD requires an Internet connection to install
There is one kernel available on both bootable cds. It will run on
both, uniprocessor and multiprocessor systems. The kernel is based on
The InstallCDs are located on the mirrors as follows:
||Location on Mirrors
|Universal bootable InstallCD
|Minimal bootable InstallCD
Upgrading to Gentoo Linux 2006.1
If you already have a working installation of Gentoo Linux (Version
1.4, 2004.0 through 2006.0) there is no need to reinstall. You will
automatically get Gentoo 2006.1 if you sync your Portage tree and run
emerge --update world. If you still have an installation with a
Gentoo 1.2 profile it might make sense -- in some cases -- that you do a
There is also the possibility to update your system to a 1.4 profile
from which you -- as already stated -- can easily get to Gentoo 2006.1.
This update includes recompiling of glibc and some essential system
packages; it will take a very long time (possibly longer as a complete
re-installation) and it might also fail. So if you still have an
installation with a Gentoo 1.2 profile, it's your decision whether you
update or reinstall.
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