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6<author title="Chief Architect"><mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail></author> 6<author title="Chief Architect"><mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail></author>
7<author title="Reviewer">Colin Morey</author> 7<author title="Reviewer">Colin Morey</author>
8<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail></author> 8<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail></author>
9<author title="Editor"><mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail></author> 9<author title="Editor"><mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail></author>
10<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail></author> 10<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail></author>
11<author title="Editor"><mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail></author>
11<abstract>This FAQ is a collection of questions and answers collected from the gentoo-dev mailing list and from IRC -- if you have any questions (or answers!) to add, please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team.</abstract> 12<abstract>This FAQ is a collection of questions and answers collected from the gentoo-dev mailing list and from IRC -- if you have any questions (or answers!) to add, please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team.</abstract>
12 13
13<version>1.1.3</version> 14<version>1.1.3</version>
14<date>15 January 2003</date> 15<date>21 March 2003</date>
15 16
16<chapter> 17<chapter>
17 <title>Getting Started</title> 18 <title>Getting Started</title>
18 19
19 <section> 20 <section>
226 <section> 227 <section>
227 <title>In what format are the packages stored?</title> 228 <title>In what format are the packages stored?</title>
228 <body><p>They exist in our portage tree as <e>ebuild</e> autobuild scripts; we are primarily 229 <body><p>They exist in our portage tree as <e>ebuild</e> autobuild scripts; we are primarily
229 a ports-based distribution, meaning that we provide scripts (<c>.ebuild</c> files) and a 230 a ports-based distribution, meaning that we provide scripts (<c>.ebuild</c> files) and a
230 special system (Portage) so that you can build apps from sources. We generally only build 231 special system (Portage) so that you can build apps from sources. We generally only build
231 binaries for releases and snapshots. The <uri link="/doc/gentoo-howto.html">Development HOWTO 232 binaries for releases and snapshots. The <uri link="/doc/gentoo-howto.xml">Development HOWTO
232 </uri> covers the contents of an ebuild script in detail. For full binary ISO releases, we 233 </uri> covers the contents of an ebuild script in detail. For full binary ISO releases, we
233 create a full suite of binary packages in an enhanced <c>.tbz2</c> format (<c>.tar.bz2</c> 234 create a full suite of binary packages in an enhanced <c>.tbz2</c> format (<c>.tar.bz2</c>
234 compatible with meta-information attached to the end of the file.)</p> 235 compatible with meta-information attached to the end of the file.)</p>
235 </body> 236 </body>
236 </section> 237 </section>

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