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2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.116 2005/07/28 14:33:43 swift Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.140 2010/07/20 02:22:04 nightmorph Exp $ -->
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">
90 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 107 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
91</author> 108</author>
92<author title="Editor"> 109<author title="Editor">
93 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 110 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
94</author> 111</author>
95<author title="Reviewer"> 112<author title="Editor">
96 <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>
97</author> 117</author>
98<author title="Reviewer"> 118<author title="Reviewer">
99 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 119 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
100</author> 120</author>
101<author title="Reviewer"> 121<author title="Reviewer">
102 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 122 <mail link="dberkholz@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
103</author> 123</author>
104<author title="Reviewer"> 124<author title="Reviewer">
105 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail> 125 <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
106</author> 126</author>
107<author title="Contributor"> 127<author title="Contributor">
108 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 128 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
109</author> 129</author>
110 130
111<abstract> 131<abstract>
112This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 132This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
113information. 133This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
134installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
114</abstract> 135</abstract>
115 136
116<!-- 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 -->
117<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 --> 138<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
118<license/> 139<license/>
119 140
120<version>4.0</version> 141<version>10.1</version>
121<date>2005-06-09</date> 142<date>2010-07-19</date>
122 143
123<part> 144<part>
124<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 145<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
125<abstract> 146<abstract>
126In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 147In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
127</abstract> 148</abstract>
128 149
129<chapter> 150<chapter>
130<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 151<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
131<abstract>
132This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
133part.
134</abstract>
135 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 152 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
136</chapter> 153</chapter>
137 154
138<chapter> 155<chapter>
139<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 156<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
145 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 162 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
146</chapter> 163</chapter>
147 164
148<chapter> 165<chapter>
149<title>Configuring your Network</title> 166<title>Configuring your Network</title>
150<abstract>
151To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
152networking.
153</abstract>
154 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
155</chapter> 168</chapter>
156 169
157<chapter> 170<chapter>
158<title>Preparing the Disks</title> 171<title>Preparing the Disks</title>
163 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-alpha-disk.xml"/>
164</chapter> 177</chapter>
165 178
166<chapter> 179<chapter>
167<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 180<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
168<abstract>
169Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
170describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
171</abstract>
172 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 181 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
173</chapter> 182</chapter>
174 183
175<chapter> 184<chapter>
176<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title> 185<title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
177<abstract>
178Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
179have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
180to progress to that stadium.
181</abstract>
182 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/> 186 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
183</chapter> 187</chapter>
184 188
185<chapter> 189<chapter>
186<title>Configuring the Kernel</title> 190<title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
191 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/> 195 <include href="hb-install-alpha-kernel.xml"/>
192</chapter> 196</chapter>
193 197
194<chapter> 198<chapter>
195<title>Configuring your System</title> 199<title>Configuring your System</title>
196<abstract>
197You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
198you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
199proceed.
200</abstract>
201 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 200 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
202</chapter> 201</chapter>
203 202
204<chapter> 203<chapter>
205<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 204<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
206<abstract>
207As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
208choose and install some important tools.
209</abstract>
210 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
211</chapter> 206</chapter>
212 207
213<chapter> 208<chapter>
214<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
221 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
222</chapter> 217</chapter>
223 218
224<chapter> 219<chapter>
225<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
226<abstract>
227You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
228system.
229</abstract>
230 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 221 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
231</chapter> 222</chapter>
232 223
233<chapter> 224<chapter>
234<title>Where to go from here?</title> 225<title>Where to go from here?</title>
235<abstract>
236Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
237</abstract>
238 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/> 226 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
239</chapter> 227</chapter>
240</part> 228</part>
241 229
242<part> 230<part>
246Portage behaviour etc. 234Portage behaviour etc.
247</abstract> 235</abstract>
248 236
249<chapter> 237<chapter>
250<title>A Portage Introduction</title> 238<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
251<abstract>
252This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
253maintain the software on his system.
254</abstract>
255 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/> 239 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
256</chapter> 240</chapter>
257 241
258<chapter> 242<chapter>
259<title>USE flags</title> 243<title>USE flags</title>
260<abstract>
261USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
262work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
263</abstract>
264 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 244 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
265</chapter> 245</chapter>
266 246
267<chapter> 247<chapter>
268<title>Portage Features</title> 248<title>Portage Features</title>
269<abstract>
270Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
271ccache and more.
272</abstract>
273 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 249 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
274</chapter> 250</chapter>
275 251
276<chapter> 252<chapter>
277<title>Initscripts</title> 253<title>Initscripts</title>
278<abstract>
279Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
280dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
281these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
282</abstract>
283 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/> 254 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
284</chapter> 255</chapter>
285 256
286<chapter> 257<chapter>
287<title>Environment Variables</title> 258<title>Environment Variables</title>
288<abstract>
289With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
290This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
291variables.
292</abstract>
293 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 259 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
294</chapter> 260</chapter>
295</part> 261</part>
296 262
297<part> 263<part>
301Software Management Tool. 267Software Management Tool.
302</abstract> 268</abstract>
303 269
304<chapter> 270<chapter>
305<title>Files and Directories</title> 271<title>Files and Directories</title>
306<abstract>
307Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
308files and data.
309</abstract>
310 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/> 272 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
311</chapter> 273</chapter>
312 274
313<chapter> 275<chapter>
314<title>Configuring through Variables</title> 276<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
315<abstract>
316Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
317configuration file or as environment variable.
318</abstract>
319 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/> 277 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
320</chapter> 278</chapter>
321 279
322<chapter> 280<chapter>
323<title>Mixing Software Branches</title> 281<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
324<abstract>
325Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
326and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
327branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
328individually.
329</abstract>
330 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/> 282 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
331</chapter> 283</chapter>
332 284
333<chapter> 285<chapter>
334<title>Additional Portage Tools</title> 286<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
335<abstract>
336Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
337better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
338</abstract>
339 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/> 287 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
340</chapter> 288</chapter>
341 289
342<chapter> 290<chapter>
343<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title> 291<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
344<abstract>
345"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
346your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
347packages and more.
348</abstract>
349 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/> 292 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
350</chapter>
351
352<chapter>
353<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
354<abstract>
355In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
356installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
357application.
358</abstract>
359 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
360</chapter> 293</chapter>
361</part> 294</part>
362 295
363<part> 296<part>
364<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title> 297<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
365<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract> 298<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
366 299
367<chapter> 300<chapter>
368<title>Getting Started</title> 301<title>Getting Started</title>
369<abstract>
370A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
371environments.
372</abstract>
373<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/> 302<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
374</chapter> 303</chapter>
375 304
376<chapter> 305<chapter>
377<title>Advanced Configuration</title> 306<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
378<abstract>
379Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
380before we learn about modular networking.
381</abstract>
382<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/> 307<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
383</chapter> 308</chapter>
384 309
385<chapter> 310<chapter>
386<title>Modular Networking</title> 311<title>Modular Networking</title>
387<abstract>
388Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
389different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
390</abstract>
391<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/> 312<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
392</chapter> 313</chapter>
393 314
394<chapter> 315<chapter>
395<title>Wireless Networking</title> 316<title>Wireless Networking</title>
396<abstract>
397Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
398</abstract>
399<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/> 317<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
400</chapter> 318</chapter>
401 319
402<chapter> 320<chapter>
403<title>Adding Functionality</title> 321<title>Adding Functionality</title>
404<abstract>
405If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
406</abstract>
407<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/> 322<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
408</chapter> 323</chapter>
409 324
410<chapter> 325<chapter>
411<title>Network Management</title> 326<title>Network Management</title>
412<abstract>
413For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
414</abstract>
415<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/> 327<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
416</chapter> 328</chapter>
417</part> 329</part>
418 330
419</book> 331</book>

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