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5 5
6<book link="handbook-alpha.xml"> 6<book>
7<title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux Alpha Handbook</title>
8 8
9<values>
10 <key id="arch">Alpha</key>
11 <key id="/boot">/dev/sda1</key>
12 <key id="kernel-version">2.6.33-r2</key>
13 <key id="kernel-name">kernel-2.6.33-gentoo-r2</key>
14 <key id="min-cd-name">install-alpha-minimal-&lt;release&gt;.iso</key>
15 <key id="min-cd-size">60</key>
16 <key id="online-book">handbook-alpha.xml</key>
17 <key id="release-dir">releases/alpha/autobuilds/</key>
18 <key id="stage3">stage3-alpha-&lt;release&gt;.tar.bz2</key>
19 <key id="profile">default/linux/alpha/10.0</key>
20 <key id="CFLAGS">-mieee -pipe -O2 -mcpu=ev6</key>
21</values>
22
9<author title="Author"> 23<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 24 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
25</author>
26<author title="Author">
27 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
11</author> 28</author>
12<author title="Author"> 29<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail> 30 <mail link="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14</author> 31</author>
15<author title="Author"> 32<author title="Author">
24<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 41<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
25 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 42 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
26</author> 43</author>
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 44<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 45 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
29</author> 46</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
30<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 47<author title="Gentoo Developer">
31 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 48 Aron Griffis
32</author> 49</author>
50-->
33<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 51<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
34 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail> 52 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
35</author> 53</author>
36<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 54<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
37 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 55 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
89 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 107 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
90</author> 108</author>
91<author title="Editor"> 109<author title="Editor">
92 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 110 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
93</author> 111</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 112<author title="Editor">
95 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 113 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
114</author>
115<author title="Editor">
116 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
96</author> 117</author>
97<author title="Reviewer"> 118<author title="Reviewer">
98 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 119 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
99</author> 120</author>
100<author title="Reviewer"> 121<author title="Reviewer">
101 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 122 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
102</author> 123</author>
103<author title="Reviewer"> 124<author title="Reviewer">
104 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 125 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
105</author> 126</author>
106<author title="Contributor"> 127<author title="Contributor">
107 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 128 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
108</author> 129</author>
109 130
110<abstract> 131<abstract>
111This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 132This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
112information. 133This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
134installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
113</abstract> 135</abstract>
114 136
115<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 137<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
116<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 138<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
117<license/> 139<license/>
118 140
119<version>4.0</version> 141<version>10.1</version>
120<date>2005-06-09</date> 142<date>2010-07-19</date>
121 143
122<part> 144<part>
123<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 145<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
124<abstract> 146<abstract>
125In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 147In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
126</abstract> 148</abstract>
127 149
128<chapter> 150<chapter>
129<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 151<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
130<abstract>
131This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
132part.
133</abstract>
134 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 152 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
135</chapter> 153</chapter>
136 154
137<chapter> 155<chapter>
138<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 156<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
144 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 162 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
145</chapter> 163</chapter>
146 164
147<chapter> 165<chapter>
148<title>Configuring your Network</title> 166<title>Configuring your Network</title>
149<abstract>
150To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
151networking.
152</abstract>
153 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
154</chapter> 168</chapter>
155 169
156<chapter> 170<chapter>
157<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 171<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
162 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
163</chapter> 177</chapter>
164 178
165<chapter> 179<chapter>
166<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 180<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
167<abstract>
168Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
169describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
170</abstract>
171 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
172</chapter> 182</chapter>
173 183
174<chapter> 184<chapter>
175<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 185<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
176<abstract>
177Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
178have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
179to progress to that stadium.
180</abstract>
181 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
182</chapter> 187</chapter>
183 188
184<chapter> 189<chapter>
185<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 190<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
190 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 195 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
191</chapter> 196</chapter>
192 197
193<chapter> 198<chapter>
194<title>Configuring your System</title> 199<title>Configuring your System</title>
195<abstract>
196You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
197you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
198proceed.
199</abstract>
200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
201</chapter> 201</chapter>
202 202
203<chapter> 203<chapter>
204<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 204<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
205<abstract>
206As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
207choose and install some important tools.
208</abstract>
209 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
210</chapter> 206</chapter>
211 207
212<chapter> 208<chapter>
213<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
220 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
221</chapter> 217</chapter>
222 218
223<chapter> 219<chapter>
224<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
225<abstract>
226You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
227system.
228</abstract>
229 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 221 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
230</chapter> 222</chapter>
231 223
232<chapter> 224<chapter>
233<title>Where to go from here?</title> 225<title>Where to go from here?</title>
234<abstract>
235Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
236</abstract>
237 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 226 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
238</chapter> 227</chapter>
239</part> 228</part>
240 229
241<part> 230<part>
245Portage behaviour etc. 234Portage behaviour etc.
246</abstract> 235</abstract>
247 236
248<chapter> 237<chapter>
249<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 238<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
250<abstract>
251This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
252maintain the software on his system.
253</abstract>
254 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
255</chapter> 240</chapter>
256 241
257<chapter> 242<chapter>
258<title>USE flags</title> 243<title>USE flags</title>
259<abstract>
260USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
261work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
262</abstract>
263 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 244 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
264</chapter> 245</chapter>
265 246
266<chapter> 247<chapter>
267<title>Portage Features</title> 248<title>Portage Features</title>
268<abstract>
269Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
270ccache and more.
271</abstract>
272 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 249 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
273</chapter> 250</chapter>
274 251
275<chapter> 252<chapter>
276<title>Initscripts</title> 253<title>Initscripts</title>
277<abstract>
278Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
279dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
280these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
281</abstract>
282 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 254 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
283</chapter> 255</chapter>
284 256
285<chapter> 257<chapter>
286<title>Environment Variables</title> 258<title>Environment Variables</title>
287<abstract>
288With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
289This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
290variables.
291</abstract>
292 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 259 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
293</chapter> 260</chapter>
294</part> 261</part>
295 262
296<part> 263<part>
300Software Management Tool. 267Software Management Tool.
301</abstract> 268</abstract>
302 269
303<chapter> 270<chapter>
304<title>Files and Directories</title> 271<title>Files and Directories</title>
305<abstract>
306Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
307files and data.
308</abstract>
309 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 272 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
310</chapter> 273</chapter>
311 274
312<chapter> 275<chapter>
313<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 276<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
314<abstract>
315Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
316configuration file or as environment variable.
317</abstract>
318 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 277 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
319</chapter> 278</chapter>
320 279
321<chapter> 280<chapter>
322<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 281<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
323<abstract>
324Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
325and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
326branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
327individually.
328</abstract>
329 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 282 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
330</chapter> 283</chapter>
331 284
332<chapter> 285<chapter>
333<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 286<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
334<abstract>
335Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
336better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
337</abstract>
338 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 287 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
339</chapter> 288</chapter>
340 289
341<chapter> 290<chapter>
342<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 291<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
343<abstract>
344"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
345your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
346packages and more.
347</abstract>
348 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 292 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
349</chapter>
350
351<chapter>
352<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
353<abstract>
354In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
355installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
356application.
357</abstract>
358 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
359</chapter> 293</chapter>
360</part> 294</part>
361 295
362<part> 296<part>
363<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title> 297<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
364<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract> 298<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
365 299
366<chapter> 300<chapter>
367<title>Getting Started</title> 301<title>Getting Started</title>
368<abstract>
369A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
370environments.
371</abstract>
372<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/> 302<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
373</chapter> 303</chapter>
374 304
375<chapter> 305<chapter>
376<title>Advanced Configuration</title> 306<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
377<abstract>
378Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
379before we learn about modular networking.
380</abstract>
381<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/> 307<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
382</chapter> 308</chapter>
383 309
384<chapter> 310<chapter>
385<title>Modular Networking</title> 311<title>Modular Networking</title>
386<abstract>
387Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
388different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
389</abstract>
390<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/> 312<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
391</chapter> 313</chapter>
392 314
393<chapter> 315<chapter>
394<title>Wireless Networking</title> 316<title>Wireless Networking</title>
395<abstract>
396Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
397</abstract>
398<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/> 317<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
399</chapter> 318</chapter>
400 319
401<chapter> 320<chapter>
402<title>Adding Functionality</title> 321<title>Adding Functionality</title>
403<abstract>
404If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
405</abstract>
406<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/> 322<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
407</chapter> 323</chapter>
408 324
409<chapter> 325<chapter>
410<title>Network Management</title> 326<title>Network Management</title>
411<abstract>
412For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
413</abstract>
414<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/> 327<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
415</chapter> 328</chapter>
416</part> 329</part>
417 330
418</book> 331</book>

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