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From: Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: k3b not working [fixed]
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:52:26 +0000
Previous to this I used Debian for years.  All was ok until one day I
decided there was too much crap on my system from trying different
software.  So I started to reinstall and the mirrors where down and sad
as it seems I cannot go more than a day without my wkstn.  I need it for
personal and work.  So I looked into Gentoo, which appeared
to-good-to-be-true.  So I jumped in quickly before reading any details.
All I wanted was to get it up-and-running.  I can learn the rest as I
go.  I am familiar with apt-get and WRONGLY assumed portage would
function along similar lines.  It is far more advanced and I WILL study
it more.  Sorry for the redundant questions. 



On Mon, 2005-12-12 at 05:24 -0700, Duncan wrote:
> Gavin Seddon posted <1134386969.11073.6.camel@linuxstation
>, excerpted
> below,  on Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:29:29 +0000:
> 
> > I had found this
> > 
> > http://users.dslextreme.com/~craig.lawson/linux_notes/gentoo_portage.html#Locating_and_installing_specific
> > 
> > A better question would have been,
> > 'how do I find the full package name for 'emerge ='?
> 
> do an emerge --pretend, and get the category off of that?
> 
> BTW, while the emerge =pkg-name-version-release thing works, it's only a
> rough hack, not suitable for anything more than temporary use, because the
> moment you try to run an emerge --update --deep world (or without the
> deep, if it's something in your world file), it'll want to replace your
> very carefully selected version with the latest version matching your
> keyword (~amd64 or amd64).
> 
> Adding the appropriate packages to either package.mask/package.unmask, as
> desired, or if you simply want to toggle between ~arch and stable, adding
> the package (without version) and desired keyword to package.keyword,
> avoids the problem of having portage continually want to remerge a
> different version than what you want.
> 
> Again, read the handbook, particularly the Working with Gentoo and Working
> with Portage sections (you can skip some of the developer stuff if you
> want). Too many folks read /only/ the install portion, and then
> wonder why "Working with Gentoo" and "Working with Portage" are so hard
> for them!  (I actually read those sections at least twice, once when I was
> still researching whether I wanted to switch to Gentoo and what it would
> entail, so I had a decent grasp of how managing it was going to be
> different than managing my then Mandrake system, even if I didn't
> understand everything I was reading because I couldn't actually try it,
> then again, once I actually had Gentoo up and running, and could actually
> try things on a running system to see how they worked.)
> 
> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml
> 
> -- 
> Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
> "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
> and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman in
> http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2004/12/22/rms_interview.html
> 
> 
-- 
Dr Gavin Seddon
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester 
M13 9PL, U.K.

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