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1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2 <!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3
4 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.107 2004/11/02 11:44:39 swift Exp $ -->
5
6 <book link="handbook-alpha.xml">
7 <title>Gentoo Linux/Alpha Handbook</title>
8
9 <author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
11 </author>
12 <author title="Author">
13 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
14 </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 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 </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 <author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90 </author>
91 <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 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
114 <license/>
115
116 <version>3.6</version>
117 <date>November 06, 2004</date>
118
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 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
138 Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD.
139 </abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141 </chapter>
142
143 <chapter>
144 <title>Configuring your Network</title>
145 <abstract>
146 If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to set up
147 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 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
165 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 <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 <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 system and (optionally) install the prebuilt packages.
224 </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 Portage behaviour etc.
242 </abstract>
243
244 <chapter>
245 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
246 <abstract>
247 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
248 maintain the software on his system.
249 </abstract>
250 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
251 </chapter>
252
253 <chapter>
254 <title>USE flags</title>
255 <abstract>
256 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 </abstract>
259 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
260 </chapter>
261
262 <chapter>
263 <title>Portage Features</title>
264 <abstract>
265 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
266 ccache and more.
267 </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 <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 Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
303 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 </book>

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