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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v 1.29 2007/06/26 04:02:53 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v 1.30 2007/06/26 04:14:39 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml">
6<title>Gentoolkit</title> 6<title>Gentoolkit</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="mbutcher@aleph-null.tv">Matt Butcher</mail> 9 <mail link="mbutcher@aleph-null.tv">Matt Butcher</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
12 <!-- zhen@gentoo.org -->John P. Davis 12 <!-- zhen@gentoo.org -->John P. Davis
13</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Editor"> 14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail> 15 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17<author title="Editor"> 17<author title="Editor">
25</author> 25</author>
26<author title="Editor"> 26<author title="Editor">
27 <mail link="yoswink@gentoo.org">José Luis Rivero</mail> 27 <mail link="yoswink@gentoo.org">José Luis Rivero</mail>
28</author> 28</author>
29<author title="Editor"> 29<author title="Editor">
30 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail> 30 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
31</author> 31</author>
32 32
33<abstract> 33<abstract>
34Gentoolkit is a suite of tools to ease the administration of a Gentoo system. 34Gentoolkit is a suite of tools to ease the administration of a Gentoo system.
35This document covers the basics of some of the tools present in Gentoolkit. 35This document covers the basics of some of the tools present in Gentoolkit.
36</abstract> 36</abstract>
37 37
38<!-- Licensed under GFDL --> 38<!-- Licensed under GFDL -->
39 39
40<version>1.11</version> 40<version>1.12</version>
41<date>2007-02-20</date> 41<date>2007-06-25</date>
42 42
43<chapter> 43<chapter>
44<title>Introduction</title> 44<title>Introduction</title>
45<section> 45<section>
46<title>What is Gentoolkit?</title> 46<title>What is Gentoolkit?</title>
47<body> 47<body>
48 48
49<p> 49<p>
50Gentoo is a unique distribution and presents some complexities that simply 50Gentoo is a unique distribution and presents some complexities that simply
51don't exist for other distributions. As Gentoo developers and contributors 51don't exist for other distributions. As Gentoo developers and contributors
52discovered some of these complexities, they also wrote tools to help users and 52discovered some of these complexities, they also wrote tools to help users and
53administrators work around them. Many of these tools have been contributed to 53administrators work around them. Many of these tools have been contributed to
54the Gentoo project and are included in the package 54the Gentoo project and are included in the package
55<c>app-portage/gentoolkit</c>. 55<c>app-portage/gentoolkit</c>.
56</p> 56</p>
719</section> 719</section>
720<section> 720<section>
721<title>glsa-check</title> 721<title>glsa-check</title>
722<body> 722<body>
723 723
724<p> 724<p>
725<c>glsa-check</c> is mainly a test tool that keeps track of the various GLSA's 725<c>glsa-check</c> is mainly a test tool that keeps track of the various GLSA's
726(Gentoo Linux Security Advisory) and will eventually be integrated into 726(Gentoo Linux Security Advisory) and will eventually be integrated into
727<c>emerge</c> and <c>equery</c>. For more information, please visit the <uri 727<c>emerge</c> and <c>equery</c>. For more information, please visit the <uri
728link="/proj/en/portage/glsa-integration.xml">Portage GLSA Integration 728link="/proj/en/portage/glsa-integration.xml">Portage GLSA Integration
729Page</uri>. 729Page</uri>.
730</p> 730</p>
731 731
732</body> 732</body>
733</section> 733</section>
734<section>
735<title>eread</title>
736<body>
737
738<p>
739<c>eread</c> is a simple utility to display elog files produced by
740>=<c>portage-2.1</c>. You can set the saving of elog files by setting a couple
741of variables in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>:
742</p>
743
744<pre caption="Enabling elog in /etc/make.conf">
745PORTAGE_ELOG_CLASSES="log"
746PORTAGE_ELOG_SYSTEM="save"
747</pre>
748
749<note>
750This is just one way of saving elog messages. For more information on how
751Portage's elog system works, please refer to the appropriate page in the <uri
752link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=3&amp;chap=1#doc_chap4">Portage
753Handbook</uri>.
754</note>
755
756<p>
757Once you've set up elog to your satisfaction, just run <c>eread</c> to view your
758log files.
759</p>
760
761<pre caption="Using eread">
762$ <i>eread</i>
763
764This is a list of portage log items. Choose a number to view that file or type q to quit.
765
7661) app-portage:gentoolkit-0.2.4_pre2:20070320-000256.log
7672) app-portage:gentoolkit-0.2.4_pre2:20070320-000258.log
7683) app-portage:gentoolkit-0.2.4_pre2:20070320-000319.log
7694) app-portage:gentoolkit-0.2.3:20070320-000408.log
770Choice?
771</pre>
772
773<p>
774Select a number and the file will be displayed using the paging program
775specified in the PAGER environment variable. If PAGER is not set, it will use
776<c>less</c>.
777</p>
778
779<p>
780After displaying the elog item, you will be prompted if you want to delete the
781file.
782</p>
783
784</body>
785</section>
734</chapter> 786</chapter>
735 787
736</guide> 788</guide>

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