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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 1.32 2010/06/07 08:12:32 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v 1.33 2010/10/03 18:47:51 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
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>1.13</version> 40<version>2</version>
41<date>2010-06-07</date> 41<date>2010-10-03</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>
770</pre> 770</pre>
771 771
772<p> 772<p>
773Select a number and the file will be displayed using the paging program 773Select a number and the file will be displayed using the paging program
774specified in the PAGER environment variable. If PAGER is not set, it will use 774specified in the PAGER environment variable. If PAGER is not set, it will use
775<c>less</c>. 775<c>less</c>.
776</p> 776</p>
777 777
778<p> 778<p>
779After displaying the elog item, you will be prompted if you want to delete the 779After displaying the elog item, you will be prompted if you want to delete the
780file. 780file.
781</p> 781</p>
782 782
783</body> 783</body>
784</section> 784</section>
785<section>
786<title>eclean</title>
787<body>
788
789<p>
790<c>eclean</c> is a tool to remove old source files and old binary packages from
791your system.
792</p>
793
794<p>
795When you build and install packages, the source files are downloaded and
796preserved in DISTDIR, usually <path>/usr/portage/distfiles</path>. This can
797accumulate several gigs of material over time if you don't clean it
798periodically. You can run <c>eclean-dist</c> to clean only source files from
799DISTDIR.
800</p>
801
802<p>
803You can create archives of installed packages by using <c>quickpg</c> or
804FEATURES="buildpkg". These archived packages are kept in PKGDIR, usually
805<path>/usr/portage/packages</path>. When you no longer need to keep them around,
806or if they're too old, you can run <c>eclean-pkg</c> to remove them from PKGDIR.
807It's a good way to ensure that any binary packages you have are only the latest
808versions.
809</p>
810
811<p>
812For more information on <c>eclean</c> and tips on maintaining a cruft-free
813system, please read <c>man eclean</c>.
814</p>
815
816</body>
817</section>
785</chapter> 818</chapter>
786
787</guide> 819</guide>

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