Some concerns that I am seeing repeatedly as of lately. I lost count of how many times I saw the question of how to fix the square font issue. A simple search of the word square on the Sabayon forum will give you the solution. Please do:
- equo install x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf x11-libs/gtk+:2 x11-libs/gtk+:3 x11-libs/pango
Re-installing pango should be enough, but others may need more, hence the above command.
Some reports of images not showing up in the web browser. Please do:
- equo remove media-libs/jpeg-8d –nodeps
- equo install media-libs/libjpeg-turbo
It’s great to see people using the forum, but please search a bit before making a new post and save us some work of not having to merge all the same topics.
So with that out of the way, where is Sabayon 11. Sabayon 11 will be arriving shortly if all goes well. Sabayon 11 will be a release of current status, so if you have been rolling along with your updates, you have current status. Sabayon 11 will be for those looking to do a fresh install.
I’ve also been seeing a lot of various discussion about entropy packages. Things like why are packages dropped, when packages will be added and stable vs testing. I wish there was an easy answer for this as there can be several reasons why a package is dropped or when it will be added or upgraded. From upstream to portage to build to unwanted behavior can cause some of the reasons. Remember, Sabayon runs on testing branch of portage, even tho we have 3 repos, they all are still testing branch packages. The purpose of our 3 repos is to provide some stability with weekly repo being less likely to have issues. Hopefully the issues have been weeded out as they passed from limbo to main to weekly. Packages never change a so called status of testing to stable. I’ve been running a gentoo system for several moons now and have run from the testing branch with very seldom having an issue. So entropy team works hard at taking on this task to produce a “bleeding edge” distro with a bit of sanity to it all. With all the hardware, software out there and a forever changing upstream, it can be a real challenge.
So anyway, keep rolling along with the punches and keep your eye out for the Sabayon 11 isos to be hitting the mirrors soon.