gentoo-hardened November 2010 archive
Main Archive Page > Month Archives  > gentoo-hardened archives
gentoo-hardened: Re: [gentoo-hardened] Help testing new hardened

Re: [gentoo-hardened] Help testing new hardened profiles structure

From: Claes Gyllenswärd <letharion_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Nov 07 2010 - 18:47:51 GMT
To: gentoo-hardened@lists.gentoo.org

2010/11/6 Anthony G. Basile <blueness@gentoo.org>:
>
> Hi hardened users,
>
> You may have heard by now that hardened is thinking of changing its
> profile structure.  The current structure is crazy complex and there is
> no need for it.  Basically we're going to be removing the versioning in
> our profiles so that instead of
>
>  [8]   hardened/linux/amd64/10.0 *
>  [9]   hardened/linux/amd64/10.0/no-multilib
>
> you will simply get
>
>  [8]   hardened/linux/amd64/10.0 *
>  [9]   hardened/linux/amd64/10.0/no-multilib
>
> to profile-config list. (It'll be similar on the other arches).  Behind
> the scenes, we are also deprecating the various "sub-profiles" which
> aren't even included in the profiles.desc list, like amd64/10.0/desktop,
> /server, /developer etc.
>
> This isn't happening soon, so don't panic!  You will get a portage news
> item when we're about to do the switch and we will proceed slowly.
>
> I'm emailing the list to sollicit help in testing, espeically on the
> minor arches which are slatted to go first.  If you'd like to help out,
> here's how:
>
>        1. Record your current list from emerge -ep system and emerge -ep world
>
>        2. git clone git://git.overlays.gentoo.org/proj/hardened-dev.git
>
>        3. cd hardened-dev
>
>        4. git branch profiles origin/profiles
>
>        5. git checkout profiles
>
>        6. mount --bind profiles/ /usr/portage/profiles
>
>        7. Record your emerge -ep system and emerge -ep world, and compare to
> before.
>
> There should be no or only minor changes.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D.
> Gentoo Developer
>
>

This made no difference at all on stable amd64, but I never actually
switched profile, since the instructions don't mention that.
Should I?