Files in etc need updating
1) /etc/(1) Please select a file to edit by entering the corresponding number. First let me say that there is a several ways to doing things on SL.I look over the remaining ones left and determine if they are safe or not to update.Off the top of my head I believe all changes in 3.3 are safe, but look and if you are unsure, don't do it. Let's live dangerously and reboot, I mean a reinstall is only 40 minutes to do anyway right?[ebuild U ] sys-kernel/genkernel-18.104.22.168 [22.214.171.124] [ebuild U ] dev-lang/perl-5.12.3 [5.12.2-r6] [ebuild U ] app-misc/mc-4.7.5 [4.7.4-r1] USE="ncurses%*" [ebuild U ] dev-lang/php-5.3.5-r1 [5.3.5] Would you like to merge these packages?The following is the list of files which need updating, each configuration file is followed by a list of possible replacement files.Now I like to use: There is several ways to update config files, this is my way of doing it.So I punch in etc-update and many will auto merge, which is great with me.
Do not change your CHOST as described in that guide, changing CHOST is dangerous and not recommended.Well I head to the /etc/file and edit that thing to my liking and double checking things over. You can edit the file by doing and when the box pops up, enter your password, wait a bit and a new window will come up.In that window you are root to everything and can edit anything. If you need help figuring out what options are available in the then refer to the Gentoo Handbook and Wiki often.note the # means you must be root, don't actually use the # This step is not necessary if you don't care that your kernel is big.I always need to enable some sound stuff and you may need to enable drivers, again, this is where knowing where your hardware is very important.