[lug] Gentoo sources question

Lee Woodworth blug-mail at duboulder.com
Mon May 29 16:23:32 MDT 2006

Matt Thompson wrote:
> The heavens stretched forth and Collins Richey decreed the following on 
> or about 5/29/2006 11:38 AM:
>> I know we have a few Gentoo users in the area, so perhaps someone will
>> know the answer.
>> I'm trying to put up a Gentoo system again after a year or more. The
>> current Gentoo install and livecd stuff doesn't work worth a darn, so
>> I'm back to the tried and true stage3 tarball method. No problems
>> downloading and untarring the stage3 tarball and portage snapshot, but
>> 'emerge gentoo-sources' failes looking for
>> genpatches-2.6.15-8.extras.tar.bz2 (not found on any mirror that it
>> tries).
>> My memory has failed. How do I find and communicate to portage other
>> mirrors to try for emerge? Or must I wait several days until they get
>> around to propagating the patches to the standard mirrors?
>> Sigh! One of the most frustrating aspects of updating any distro from
>> the internet is when the developers decide to update something without
>> pushing all the pieces to the mirrors.
> Reaching back, I remember using mirrorselect:
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/Mirrorselect
> to find mirrors.  Although, I think I pretty much perma-linked DU's 
> server in make.conf because it seemed to always win the mirrorselect 
> process.  Well, it and one in Indiana...

You can also try using the following in /etc/make.conf:
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://gentoo.osuosl.org/ http://gentoo.chem.wisc.edu/"

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