2011-04-09

A simple alias to be able to update your gentoo instance unattended

Starting a large update like KDE, going to bed and discovering that it failed on the not really important 3rd package the next morning is kind of irritating.

I have this defined in my /root/.bashrc (you need to have also the .bash_profile so it is triggered by the way).

alias up="emerge --keep-going --ask --update --newuse --deep world"

It means, update anything you need to but don't stop if one package fails.

As I have app-portage/eix installed, my update routine is :
eix-sync
up

Both with a nice feedback about what's new in the batch.