Slightly Busted


Slightly Busted: So Many Pythons!

The state of python on Gentoo is not good. Maybe there’s something I’m not understanding and one of the devs in IRC will eventually clue bat me. Maybe it’s because I’m running a hybrid amd64/~amd64 system, but for the time being I’m calling python in Gentoo a mess. (How do they have an even remotely […]


Slightly Busted: dev-db/mysql-workbench-6.3.4-r2 vs. x11-libs/gtk+-3.22.5

Thank you, bug-submitter Marcin Kowalski for pointing me in the right direction! The newest version of GTK+ does not play so nice with MySQL Workbench (which has a habit of not being so new, and that is no fault of Gentoo’s). I’m ashamed to say, when Debian beats you to the punch with a patch, […]


The Dumpster Fire That Is MonoDevelop in Gentoo

Per a request from Freenode IRC user daedreth, I attempted to install MonoDevelop on my Gentoo system and was both surprised and amused by the difficulty of doing so. To a certain point, I can understand why. Mono, and subsequently MonoDevlop, isn’t at the head of the pack of bleeding-edge technology anymore. I’m surprised it’s […]


Stop Calling It “Stable” and “Unstable!”

We, as an industry and a community, really need to part ways with this idea that software is stable just because it’s a release version and development versions are unstable. I would estimate at least 50% of the time, development versions of the software I use are more reliable than their so-called stable release counterparts. […]


Slightly Busted: dev-qt/qtwebengine-5.7.0 Suddenly Can’t Build

Yikes, the portage tree has been in a sloppy state lately. But you’ll have that from time to time in gentoo, especially when running “unstable” via the ~amd64 keyword. I do enjoy the pleasure of scanning the bug tracker, finding the related bug, and getting to say to myself, “Yay! It wasn’t my fault it […]


Slightly Busted: dev-libs/glib-2.50.2 vs. sys-apps/util-linux

Yup, it’s broken. If you happen to have the abi_x86_32 use flag on dev-libs/glib and are trying to install the ~amd64 verison of it, you just might find it barking about libmount like so: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: warning: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../libmount.so while searching for mount /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: warning: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libmount.so while searching for mount /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/6.2.0/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: error: cannot […]