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  • Gentoo's 64-bit ARM Support Is Now In Good Shape With Profiles Deemed Stable

    Phoronix: Gentoo's 64-bit ARM Support Is Now In Good Shape With Profiles Deemed Stable

    Gentoo's AArch64/ARM64 support for 64-bit ARM should now be in good shape...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...t-ARM-Profiles

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    Gentoo's profiles are for Portage for specifying the system packages and their configurations for assembling the rolling-release Gentoo system.
    Wow, as a Gentoo user, I must say this is technically correct, but rather complex wording.

    From the Gentoo wiki:
    A Portage profile specifies default state (set or unset) of global and per-package USE flags, default values for most variables found in /etc/portage/make.conf, and defines a set of system packages.
    Basically understand it as a "release" of a known working configuration.

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    • #3
      To give some real world weight to this news, have fun running Plasma 5.16.4 and KDE Applications 19.04.3 using ARM64 on Gentoo.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by genstorm View Post
        To give some real world weight to this news, have fun running Plasma 5.16.4 and KDE Applications 19.04.3 using ARM64 on Gentoo.
        That's incredibly specific. Care to elaborate?

        Incidentally, I never run KDE, but I didn't have any issue with Gentoo on a Raspberry Pi 3 on ARM64 (about a year ago or so) other than the Pi was extremely slow.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post
          Incidentally, I never run KDE
          And you would never run KDE anyway, as it is a free software community and not a software.

          Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post
          That's incredibly specific. Care to elaborate?
          KDE Plasma and KDE Applications packages were both stabilised for arm64, putting it on par with amd64 and x86. That in itself is not strictly related to the profiles going stable, but they serve as examples of packages with a relatively big dependency set (of course, depending on your own choice of installation size and fine-grained USE definitions). The profiles going stable in this context means even this big dependency set is being resolved flawlessly without you having to add keywords or unmask packages etc. as the profiles have reached a certain maturity and CI-coverage.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by genstorm View Post
            And you would never run KDE anyway, as it is a free software community and not a software.
            What?

            Nevermind, you're trying to be clever by saying KDE is a community and Plasma is a desktop. Whatever.

            Originally posted by genstorm View Post
            KDE Plasma and KDE Applications packages were both stabilised for arm64, putting it on par with amd64 and x86. That in itself is not strictly related to the profiles going stable, but they serve as examples of packages with a relatively big dependency set (of course, depending on your own choice of installation size and fine-grained USE definitions). The profiles going stable in this context means even this big dependency set is being resolved flawlessly without you having to add keywords or unmask packages etc. as the profiles have reached a certain maturity and CI-coverage.
            Ok. What is your point? You made it sound like it can't be run, and then went on to explain how portage works without saying what you meant by "good luck".
            Last edited by NateHubbard; 08-12-2019, 12:17 PM.

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            • #7
              Are you such a cynic that you misunderstand the words 'have fun'?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by genstorm View Post
                Are you such a cynic that you misunderstand the words 'have fun'?
                That's because the way you wrote it sounds like it can't be done, at least that's how it sounds in English.
                I'm going to go ahead and assume you actually meant, "have fun". For real. Like you really meant that.

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                • #9
                  For those who want to deepen their knowledge about ARM64, Gentoo installation a ... Raspberry PI here, here and here. Affordable Bare metal accesible to anyone.

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                  • #10
                    Any chance of a Rasbian vs Gentoo64 benchmark across a few different 64bit capable RPis?

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