I've just posted a v1.4.2 update release of my bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi3
(model B and B+) on GitHub (here
, includes full download instructions).
This release sees a number of significant version bumps to the bundled packages: for example, GCC from v8 to v9, Clang from v7 to v8, Chromium from v72 to v74, Firefox Quantum from v65 to v67 etc.
Here's a screenshot of the image running on an RPi3B+:
As always, you can burn the image (~1,511MiB compressed) to a microSD card (>=16GB), then boot your RPi3 from it directly (the root partition will be automatically resized to fill the card on first boot). Full instructions for download and use are provided on the project's GitHub page
The image contains a complete (OpenRC-based) Gentoo system (including a full Portage tree, up-to-date as of 12 June 2019) - so you can run emerge operations immediately - and has a reasonably populated userland (see the screenshot above; all the apps shown, and many others, are bundled), so that you can get productive without
having to compile or configure anything first (unless you want to, of course ^-^). Just download, xzcat to a microSD card (or use Etcher
), and boot!
A changelog from the prior release image (with upgrade instructions) may be viewed here
, but in summary:
- Kernel updated, to sys-kernel/bcmrpi3-kernel-bis-bin-18.104.22.16890611. Fixes some Bluetooth issues experienced with the prior 4.19 kernel, and adds POE fan and (built-in) btrfs support. Support for the RPi camera module (and leverage of the hw video codecs via v4l2) is retained.
- Per email request from @iugamarian, added the following applications to the image:
- sys-fs/ncdu; and
- Various minor ebuild tidy-ups.
- All packages brought up-to-date against the Gentoo tree, as of UTC EOD 12 June 2019 (which means e.g., www-client/firefox-67.0, www-client/chromium-74.0.3729.169-r1, app-office/libreoffice-22.214.171.124 etc. are bundled; a full list of installed packages may be found here).
As before, a variant image for the Pi-Top v1 (an RPi3-based DIY laptop) is also included. Manual upgrade instructions for users on older versions of the image are also provided, here.
Have fun ^-^
And, as always, any problems or comments, please post either in this thread, or in the project's (sticky) thread on the Gentoo forums (here
PS: I aim to release the PINN variant of this v1.4.2 image in a week or so, real-world commitments permitting ^-^