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

From: Claes Gyllenswärd <letharion_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Nov 08 2010 - 07:22:43 GMT
To: gentoo-hardened@lists.gentoo.org

2010/11/8 Anthony G. Basile <basile@opensource.dyc.edu>:
> On 11/07/2010 01:47 PM, Claes Gyllenswärd wrote:
>> 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?
>
> Yeah I probably should have mentioned that you need to do profile-config
> list, notice whatever number corresponds to your profile and then
> profile-config set <num>
>
> --
> Anthony G. Basile, Ph. D.
> Chair of Information Technology
> D'Youville College
> Buffalo, NY 14201
> (716) 829-8197
>
>

Done that too. No difference in the package lists at all.
vimdiff pointed out a single dot in portages output, but I assume
that's of no concern.