I know, I know, RTFM.
Too bad it's so big, close to 1000 pages, depending on format.
I've printed parts of it now to read while traveling by train to work.
I'm curious what it's like to build (parts of) my OS from source.
I'm also considering looking into Gentoo.
One thing is obvious, it takes more than a lot longer to build from source compared to installing a package.
I'm impressed by how easy it is most of the time though.
As an experiment now I've done "portmanager -u" to update all installed ports.
I suspect this might be risky because occasionally an update might break things but I decided to give it a try. I also hope I don't select the wrong configuration choices for the various packages.
Been busy for about 24 hours and I'm at 31%...
Just maybe this bug of mine will be solved by it.
Hmm, update! I just checked and it seems my bug IS solved!
Apparently one of the package updates I've done in the last 24 hours helped to solve this problem. Or it just went away because my computer is turned on for such a long time.
I don't want to abort my updates so I'll anxiously wait till that's finished. Should take another day or 2. Then I'll reboot and get back with a status update.