The files in the parent directories are part of the profile as well (and are therefore shared by different subprofiles). Profiles obsoleted by new ones are kept in is put in the profile directory.The content of this file is the name of the profile that should be "upgraded to"; Portage uses this information to automatically warn administrators when they should update to a new profile.
:) When the installed packages are upgraded as explained in the Gentoo Handbook, then the system will be exactly the same as one that has been installed using the new release.
If a release (such as 13.0 for ) introduces a new profile, then there is the choice to migrate to the new profile.
to unmask a 2.6 version of sys-kernel/gentoo-sources and a full rebuild.
All other archs - There are no fundamental changes in this profile. To switch to the 2005.1 profile, point the - With the 2005.1 release, the ppc and ppc64 profiles were merged and a number of subprofiles for specific subarchitectures were created.
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Try searching for similar questions Browse our recent questions Browse our popular tags If you feel something is missing that should be here, contact us.A recurring question about the Gentoo release process is: "Why roll out new releases frequently, if they are not intended to let users update software?" There are various reasons: When a release includes new incompatible features, or provides a set of core packages and settings that deeply modify the behavior of the system, we say that it provides a new profile.Generally, such migrations are not mandatory, and systems can continue to use the old profile - just update the packages as explained in the Gentoo Handbook.However, Gentoo strongly recommends updating the profile if it becomes deprecated.To upgrade such systems, a recent stage3 can be used to update the system.