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1 neysx 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2     <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3    
4 vapier 1.112 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.111 2004/11/20 22:23:30 neysx Exp $ -->
5 neysx 1.1
6     <book link="handbook-alpha.xml">
7 swift 1.110 <title>Gentoo Linux 2004.3 Alpha Handbook</title>
8 neysx 1.1
9 swift 1.96 <author title="Author">
10 swift 1.103 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 neysx 1.1 </author>
12     <author title="Author">
13 swift 1.103 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
14 neysx 1.1 </author>
15     <author title="Author">
16     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17     </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23     </author>
24     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28     <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
29     </author>
30     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 dertobi123 1.42 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 neysx 1.1 </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35     </author>
36     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
37     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
38     </author>
39     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
40     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
41     </author>
42     <author title="Editor">
43     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
46     <author title="Editor">
47     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
48     </author>
49     <author title="Editor">
50     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
51     </author>
52     <author title="Editor">
53     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
54     </author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87     </author>
88 dertobi123 1.42 <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90     </author>
91 neysx 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
92     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
93     </author>
94     <author title="Reviewer">
95     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
96     </author>
97     <author title="Reviewer">
98     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
99     </author>
100     <author title="Reviewer">
101     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
102     </author>
103     <author title="Contributor">
104     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
105     </author>
106    
107     <abstract>
108     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
109     information.
110     </abstract>
111    
112     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
113 swift 1.101 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
114 neysx 1.1 <license/>
115    
116 vapier 1.112 <version>3.8</version>
117     <date>2004-12-30</date>
118 neysx 1.1
119     <part>
120     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121     <abstract>
122     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123     </abstract>
124    
125     <chapter>
126     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
127     <abstract>
128     Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
129     Gentoo is all about.
130     </abstract>
131     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132     </chapter>
133    
134     <chapter>
135     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136     <abstract>
137 swift 1.3 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
138     Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD.
139 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
140     <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141     </chapter>
142    
143     <chapter>
144     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
145     <abstract>
146 swift 1.104 If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to set up
147 neysx 1.1 networking.
148     </abstract>
149     <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150     </chapter>
151    
152     <chapter>
153     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
154     <abstract>
155     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
156     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
157     </abstract>
158     <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
159     </chapter>
160    
161     <chapter>
162     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163     <abstract>
164 neysx 1.39 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
165 neysx 1.1 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
166     </abstract>
167     <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168     </chapter>
169    
170     <chapter>
171     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
172     <abstract>
173     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
174     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
175     to progress to that stadium.
176     </abstract>
177     <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178     </chapter>
179    
180     <chapter>
181     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
182     <abstract>
183     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
184     explains how to configure your kernel.
185     </abstract>
186     <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
187     </chapter>
188    
189     <chapter>
190     <title>Configuring your System</title>
191     <abstract>
192     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
194     proceed.
195     </abstract>
196     <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197     </chapter>
198    
199     <chapter>
200 swift 1.64 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
201     <abstract>
202     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
203     choose and install some important tools.
204     </abstract>
205     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
206     </chapter>
207    
208     <chapter>
209 neysx 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
210     <abstract>
211     Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
212     configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
213     and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
214     needs.
215     </abstract>
216     <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
217     </chapter>
218    
219     <chapter>
220     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
221     <abstract>
222     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
223 swift 1.64 system and (optionally) install the prebuilt packages.
224 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
225     <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226     </chapter>
227    
228     <chapter>
229     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
230     <abstract>
231     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
232     </abstract>
233     <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
234     </chapter>
235     </part>
236    
237     <part>
238     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
239     <abstract>
240     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
241 swift 1.102 Portage behaviour etc.
242 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
243    
244     <chapter>
245 swift 1.101 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
246 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
247 swift 1.101 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
248     maintain the software on his system.
249 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
250 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
251 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
252    
253     <chapter>
254 swift 1.101 <title>USE flags</title>
255 neysx 1.1 <abstract>
256 swift 1.101 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
257     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
258 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
259 swift 1.101 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
260 neysx 1.1 </chapter>
261    
262     <chapter>
263     <title>Portage Features</title>
264     <abstract>
265 swift 1.101 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
266     ccache and more.
267 neysx 1.1 </abstract>
268     <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
269     </chapter>
270    
271     <chapter>
272     <title>Initscripts</title>
273     <abstract>
274     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
275     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
276     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
277     </abstract>
278     <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
279     </chapter>
280    
281     <chapter>
282     <title>Environment Variables</title>
283     <abstract>
284     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
285     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
286     variables.
287     </abstract>
288     <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
289     </chapter>
290     </part>
291    
292 swift 1.101 <part>
293     <title>Working with Portage</title>
294     <abstract>
295     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
296     Software Management Tool.
297     </abstract>
298    
299     <chapter>
300     <title>Files and Directories</title>
301     <abstract>
302 swift 1.103 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
303 swift 1.101 files and data.
304     </abstract>
305     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
306     </chapter>
307    
308     <chapter>
309     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
310     <abstract>
311     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
312     configuration file or as environment variable.
313     </abstract>
314     <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
315     </chapter>
316    
317     <chapter>
318     <title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
319     <abstract>
320     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
321     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
322     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
323     individually.
324     </abstract>
325     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
326     </chapter>
327    
328     <chapter>
329     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
330     <abstract>
331     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
332     better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
333     </abstract>
334     <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
335     </chapter>
336    
337     <chapter>
338     <title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
339     <abstract>
340     "Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
341     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
342     packages and more.
343     </abstract>
344     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
345     </chapter>
346    
347     <chapter>
348     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
349     <abstract>
350     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
351     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
352     application.
353     </abstract>
354     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
355     </chapter>
356     </part>
357    
358 neysx 1.1 </book>

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