Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@××××.net>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Cc: spencerm@××××××××××.net, Pavel.Riha@××××××××.cz
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Basic??? problem to use Portage ?
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 22:11:41
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-laptop] Basic??? problem to use Portage ? by Spencer McGuire

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@××××.net] > Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 1:25 PM > To: gentoo-laptop@l.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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