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Simple Emerge/Portage Tutorial

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Emerge is Gentoo Linux's frontend for Portage. Portage is a collection of programs that you can install from a list on your system. Emerge is what you use to install packages from Portage.

To find a package with emerge, type
emerge --search keyword

This should list all matches for your keyword.

Installing a package is simple, just use the following syntax.
emerge packagename

Emerge can be used to update your system and 'world' (all your install packages that are not part of the system install). To recompile system with new USE flags and new compiler options, run...

Full Story.

Broken link

At http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/8896 there is a broken "Full Story" link. It points to http://www.legionweb.net/modules/articles/article.php?id=22. My DNS can't find that server.
--Jenny

re: broken link

well, that story's so old I guess it's gone. sites come and go. I use gentoo, perhaps I'll try to write up a quickie portage howto in the next few days.

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