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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
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
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
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