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From: Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@...>
Subject: Re: Basic??? problem to use Portage ?
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 23:14:47 +0100

The manipulation as explained by Spencer is Ok.
I certainly missed the "export PKGDIR=xxx" when reading the documentation.

I thought it was automatic, since there are (uncommented) 
"PORTDIR=/usr/portage" and "PKGDIR=$(PORTDIR)/packages" statements in 

Thanks a lot to both of you

Le Mercredi 3 Novembre 2004 21:4/9, vous avez écrit :
> You need to read on how to install GRP packages, here is how to do it:
> Code Listing 3: Mount the Packages CD
> (Put the Gentoo Packages CD in the CD tray)
> # mount /mnt/cdrom
> Now configure Portage to use /mnt/cdrom for its prebuilt packages:
> Code Listing 4: Configuring Portage to use /mnt/cdrom
> # ls /mnt/cdrom
> (If there is a /mnt/cdrom/packages directory:)
> # export PKGDIR="/mnt/cdrom/packages"
> (Otherwise:)
> # export PKGDIR="/mnt/cdrom"
> Now install the packages you want. The Packages CD contains several
> prebuilt binaries, for instance KDE:
> Code Listing 5: Installing KDE
> # emerge --usepkg kde
> You should now be able to use emerge --usepkg gnome instead of kde as shown
> above, and you can install any packages that are on the cdrom.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henri Magnin [mailto:henri.magnin@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 1:25 PM
> To: gentoo-laptop@g.o
> Subject: [gentoo-laptop] Basic??? problem to use Portage ?
> Hi
> I successfully installed Gentoo on a recent ASUS laptop (the basic install,
> as described in the handbook).
> I cannot use the on-line features of Portage since I only have a slow modem
> at home.
> So, I used an universal boot CD, started from a stage 3 tarball (all this
> downloaded from my job office location).... But also expected to have a
> graphical environment (let's say Gnome, but I have the same kind of problem
> with Kde).
> Initially, I saw that issuing the "emerge gnome" command required to have
> some ebuilds which were not present on my PC.
> ...So, I downloaded an ISO image of the relevant "package CD" from my job
> (with a fast-speed connection). I burned the image as a CD, and installed
> its
> contents as follows :
> - I copied all files from the "All" subdirectory of the CD in my
> /usr/portage/distfiles folder (a lot of non-zero-length '.tbz2' files)
> - I did not deal with files in other sub-directories, since all these
> '.tbz2'
> files were zero-length
> The problem when I "emerge gnome" is that it tries to download the
> "gnome-mime-data-2.4.1.tar.bz2" file from many WWW locations, and fails (of
> course, I am not connected, and would like to install offline).
> ...This while, the file "gnome-mime-date-2.4.1.tbz2" is really (and with
> non-zero length) in my /usr/portage/distfiles folder !
> What did I do wrong ? Think I misunderstanded Portage, but where ?
> Thanks by advance
> Regards
> Henri

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