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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.93 2005/07/14 09:34:23 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.94 2005/07/14 09:37:58 neysx Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
7<author title="Author"> 7<author title="Author">
53<title>Getting Started</title> 53<title>Getting Started</title>
54<body> 54<body>
55 55
56<p> 56<p>
57Please note that many of these questions are answered within the official 57Please note that many of these questions are answered within the official
58gentoo documents and guides. This is simply a list of common questions. Please 58Gentoo documents and guides. This is simply a list of common questions. Please
59read the documentation and/or man pages to gain a greater understanding of how 59read the documentation and/or man pages to gain a greater understanding of how
60Gentoo and GNU/Linux works, and for answers to questions which may not be 60Gentoo and GNU/Linux works, and for answers to questions which may not be
61answered here. 61answered here.
62</p> 62</p>
63 63
188<body> 188<body>
189 189
190<ul> 190<ul>
191 <li> 191 <li>
192 <uri link="#filecorruption">ReiserFS and filesystem corruption issues -- 192 <uri link="#filecorruption">ReiserFS and filesystem corruption issues --
193 how to fix'em, etc.</uri> 193 how to fix them, etc.</uri>
194 </li> 194 </li>
195</ul> 195</ul>
196 196
197</body> 197</body>
198</section> 198</section>
278</p> 278</p>
279 279
280<p> 280<p>
281Gentoo is actively developed. The entire distribution uses a rapid pace 281Gentoo is actively developed. The entire distribution uses a rapid pace
282development style: patches to the packages are quickly integrated in the 282development style: patches to the packages are quickly integrated in the
283mainline tree, documentation is updated on daily basis, portage features are 283mainline tree, documentation is updated on daily basis, Portage features are
284added frequently, and official releases occur twice per year. 284added frequently, and official releases occur twice per year.
285</p> 285</p>
286 286
287</body> 287</body>
288</section> 288</section>
559not fully optimized) version of the package quickly and efficiently. 559not fully optimized) version of the package quickly and efficiently.
560</p> 560</p>
561 561
562<p> 562<p>
563It is possible to create RPMs (Redhat package manager files) using Gentoo's 563It is possible to create RPMs (Redhat package manager files) using Gentoo's
564portage, but it is not currently possible to use already existing RPMs to 564Portage, but it is not currently possible to use already existing RPMs to
565install packages. 565install packages.
566</p> 566</p>
567 567
568</body> 568</body>
569</section> 569</section>
571<title>I want to perform the ./configure step myself. Can I?</title> 571<title>I want to perform the ./configure step myself. Can I?</title>
572<body> 572<body>
573 573
574<p> 574<p>
575Yes, but it is not trivial, nor is it recommended. Since the method to do this 575Yes, but it is not trivial, nor is it recommended. Since the method to do this
576requires a good understanding of portage internals and commands, it is instead 576requires a good understanding of Portage internals and commands, it is instead
577recommended that you patch the ebuild to do whatever it is that you want and 577recommended that you patch the ebuild to do whatever it is that you want and
578place it in the portage overlay (thats why it exists). This is <e>much</e> 578place it in the Portage overlay (that's why it exists). This is <e>much</e>
579better for maintainability, and usually easier. See the <uri 579better for maintainability, and usually easier. See the <uri
580link="/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">Ebuild 580link="/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">Ebuild
581HOWTO</uri> for more information. 581HOWTO</uri> for more information.
582</p> 582</p>
583 583
601 601
602<p> 602<p>
603If you're behind a firewall that doesn't permit rsync traffic, then you can use 603If you're behind a firewall that doesn't permit rsync traffic, then you can use
604<c>emerge-webrsync</c> which will fetch and install a Portage snapshot for you 604<c>emerge-webrsync</c> which will fetch and install a Portage snapshot for you
605through regular HTTP. See the <uri link="#proxy">proxy section</uri> of this 605through regular HTTP. See the <uri link="#proxy">proxy section</uri> of this
606document for information on downloading source files and portage snapshots via 606document for information on downloading source files and Portage snapshots via
607a proxy. 607a proxy.
608</p> 608</p>
609 609
610</body> 610</body>
611</section> 611</section>
770</chapter> 770</chapter>
771 771
772<chapter> 772<chapter>
773<title>Maintenance</title> 773<title>Maintenance</title>
774<section id="filecorruption"> 774<section id="filecorruption">
775<title>ReiserFS and filesystem corruption issues -- how to fix'em, etc</title> 775<title>ReiserFS and filesystem corruption issues -- how to fix them, etc</title>
776<body> 776<body>
777 777
778<p> 778<p>
779If your ReiserFS partition is corrupt, try booting the Gentoo Install CD and 779If your ReiserFS partition is corrupt, try booting the Gentoo Install CD and
780run <c>reiserfsck --rebuild-tree</c> on the corrupted filesystem. This should 780run <c>reiserfsck --rebuild-tree</c> on the corrupted filesystem. This should
864<section id="buycd"> 864<section id="buycd">
865<title>Can I buy a CD of Gentoo Linux?</title> 865<title>Can I buy a CD of Gentoo Linux?</title>
866<body> 866<body>
867 867
868<p> 868<p>
869Install CDs for all supported architecture are available on our <uri 869Install CDs for all supported architectures are available on our <uri
870link="http://www.cafepress.com/officialgentoo/">Gentoo Store</uri>. When you 870link="http://www.cafepress.com/officialgentoo/">Gentoo Store</uri>. When you
871purchase a CD from our store, you are also supporting our development. So, 871purchase a CD from our store, you are also supporting our development. So,
872please consider buying from our store if possible. 872please consider buying from our store if possible.
873</p> 873</p>
874 874

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