From my aging Gentoo laptop
roy@uberlaptop ~ $ emerge -1 portage !!! Unable to parse profile: '/etc/make.profile' !!! ParseError: Profile contains unsupported EAPI '5': '/usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/x86/13.0/eapi' !!! Your current profile is invalid. If you have just changed your profile !!! configuration, you should revert back to the previous configuration. !!! Allowed actions are limited to --help, --info, --search, --sync, and !!! --version. roy@uberlaptop ~ $
Asking for help in a secret Gentoo IRC channel....
10:57 < bonsaikitten> rsmarples: ah, it's so old that you want to update portage, best to use binpkgs 10:57 < rsmarples> *blinks* 10:57 < bonsaikitten> http://packages.gentooexperimental.org/packages/ # my emergency supply of binpkgs 10:57 < bonsaikitten> the minimal set to get portage working again, afair, is glibc+gcc+binutils+python+portage 10:58 < rsmarples> i should just need portage yes? 10:58 < bonsaikitten> yes, but that need python-2.7 10:58 < bonsaikitten> and my python binpkgs are too new and rely on a newer glibc 10:59 < bonsaikitten> if you have python-2.7 there's a good chance that only portage is needed 11:00 < rsmarples> ..... 11:01 < bonsaikitten> what :) 11:01 < bonsaikitten> you didn't update for around ... 2 years? maybe 3? 11:01 < bonsaikitten> and our support horizon is currently between 6 months and a year 11:01 < bonsaikitten> the binpkg method is the most painless way to punch a machine forward
Lets just say the the chances of me coming back to working on Gentoo went from small to zero.