I’ve pulled power and cable from the attic and just powered up the home server again. It’s been asleep for 5 months until now. I’ve just done an emerge –sync, and it took about 10 minutes to complete.
However, it went up without any problems, which is good. Considering I turned it off in a working state. I was tempted to backup all my config files and start fresh with, say, Arch Linux, but that would take all weekend. So, I’ll stick with Gentoo until I replace this aging 1.6GHz Atom server.
Well, now to start the long process of updating crucial services and resolving dozens of package conflicts. Fun!