I installed the gentoo-xfce template on my qubes 4.1. I have to say that I am using gentoo just for a few days and don’'t know much about gentoo at the moment, but definitely are willing to learn it. The perfomance of the gentoo template and the firefox on x11 is amazing. None vm starts so fast and has such great internet perfomance for me as gentoo… But updating gentoo has some errors and tells me that some packages are masked by ~amd64 keyword. I google a while and tried some changes accepting keywords but cannot reach the goal Does anybody know what is the correct way or emerge command to update it? Maybe I already did a big error and run emerge -udnav @world to update the complete template. This step took hours to compile and install everything again, but it is working. I already tried to install the gentoo template without -xfce, but that could not be installed correctly and I cannot delete the appmenue entry anymore. It will appear what ever I try. Here is a gentoo documentation about this problem, but unfortuntely it don’t work.
So pls can you tell me, too how to delete the gentoo templates correctly? I am bit afraid to uninstall my gentoo-xfce template and then I’ll get problem installing it again
$ rm ~/.local/share/applications/ doesn’t work to delete the appmenu entry and sudo dnf remove qubes-template- don*t find the template ,too. and reinstall with the action=reinstall command even is not working.
TemplateVMs | Qubes OS this is doc I already tried to remove
Just for a bit more understanding according to my update error. it is ~amd64 file and
Btw. it is not a big problem not to update and everything is working so far, just a complete system is always nice Another + for the gentoo-xfce template is that it is one of the less templates that has pulseadio enabled / working and you can attach a mic and else to these vm’s. It is very good developed and fits good for qubes. Just to understand ist is a bit difficult, but worth!
update: I found the new folder of the appmenus ~.local/share/qubes-appmenus
→ there still exist a gentoo folder. Deleting with rm should fix the showing entry in the appmenu. Maybe now the installation will work again will try that these days and tell you here
thank you for ur help!
Update: deleting this folder doesn’t fix the problem with the appmenu entry; hm. what else can I try to delete?
Updating the gentoo-xfce template emerge --sync runs now fine without any masked packages error or other, just the qubes updater says that that is not fully updated and if I run a update there then I will get several packages errors that cannot installed by the qubes-updater. emerge --sync says that not outdated packages were found on the system.
I even installed an compiled some useful apps like libreoffice and teams I need daily and it is working:) I now understand how to unmask a packages to /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords and the only problem I notice is the problem with the qubes updater. I will upload an screenshot later, which packages/ dependencies are my problem here .
qvm-copy-to-vm even runs fine, just if you want to copy sth. from the gentoo-xfce to another vm u need to run it in terminal and the windows pops up, where u can select the vm. Other way around it is working like usual and that defintely is not a big problem
So it will be nice to know how to fix it that qubes-updater problem, but most is really nice! thank you for that great job @fepitre
next is the error I’ll get downloading the gentoo template. Niot the xfce-version. Here I even cannot delete that appmenu entry anymore and is another problem. The main topic here is about the gentoo-xfce and again nearly everything from that template is amazing ! thank you very much for that big and well done work!