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2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE book SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
3 3
4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.23 2004/05/09 11:07:47 swift Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.103 2004/10/23 10:46:19 swift Exp $ -->
5 5
6<book link="handbook-alpha.xml"> 6<book link="handbook-alpha.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux/Alpha Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux/Alpha Handbook</title>
8 8
9<author title="Chief Architect">
10 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11</author>
12<author title="Author"> 9<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 10 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
14</author> 11</author>
15<author title="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> 16 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17</author> 17</author>
18<author title="Author"> 18<author title="Author">
19 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail> 19 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20</author> 20</author>
26</author> 26</author>
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
29</author> 29</author>
30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="brad_mssw@gentoo.org">Brad House</mail> 31 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32</author> 32</author>
33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35</author> 35</author>
36<author title="Gentoo PPC developer"> 36<author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
83 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail> 83 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84</author> 84</author>
85<author title="Editor"> 85<author title="Editor">
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 87</author>
88<author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90</author>
88<author title="Reviewer"> 91<author title="Reviewer">
89 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 92 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
90</author> 93</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 94<author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 95 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
105This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 108This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
106information. 109information.
107</abstract> 110</abstract>
108 111
109<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 112<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
110<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 113<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
111<license/> 114<license/>
112 115
113<version>2.21</version> 116<version>3.2</version>
114<date>May 09, 2004</date> 117<date>October 23, 2004</date>
115 118
116<part> 119<part>
117<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 120<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
118<abstract> 121<abstract>
119In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 122In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
156</chapter> 159</chapter>
157 160
158<chapter> 161<chapter>
159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 162<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160<abstract> 163<abstract>
161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we 164Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 165describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
163</abstract> 166</abstract>
164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165</chapter> 168</chapter>
166 169
189You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 192You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
190you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 193you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
191proceed. 194proceed.
192</abstract> 195</abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 196 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197</chapter>
198
199<chapter>
200<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
201<abstract>
202As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
203choose and install some important tools.
204</abstract>
205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
194</chapter> 206</chapter>
195 207
196<chapter> 208<chapter>
197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198<abstract> 210<abstract>
203</abstract> 215</abstract>
204 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
205</chapter> 217</chapter>
206 218
207<chapter> 219<chapter>
208<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
209<abstract>
210As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
211choose and install some important tools.
212</abstract>
213 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
214</chapter>
215
216<chapter>
217<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
218<abstract> 221<abstract>
219You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your 222You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
220system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo 223system and (optionally) install the prebuilt packages.
221system.
222</abstract> 224</abstract>
223 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 225 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
224</chapter> 226</chapter>
225 227
226<chapter> 228<chapter>
234 236
235<part> 237<part>
236<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 238<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
237<abstract> 239<abstract>
238Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 240Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
239portage behaviour etc. 241Portage behaviour etc.
242</abstract>
243
244<chapter>
245<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
240</abstract> 246<abstract>
247This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
248maintain the software on his system.
249</abstract>
250 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
251</chapter>
241 252
242<chapter> 253<chapter>
243<title>USE flags</title> 254<title>USE flags</title>
244<abstract> 255<abstract>
245USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to 256USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
247</abstract> 258</abstract>
248 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 259 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
249</chapter> 260</chapter>
250 261
251<chapter> 262<chapter>
252<title>Portage and Software</title>
253<abstract>
254The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
255chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
256database, install/remove/update software and more...
257</abstract>
258 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
259</chapter>
260
261<chapter>
262<title>Portage Features</title> 263<title>Portage Features</title>
263<abstract> 264<abstract>
264Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 265Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
265aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 266ccache and more.
266</abstract> 267</abstract>
267 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 268 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
268</chapter>
269
270<chapter>
271<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
272<abstract>
273You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
274select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
275</abstract>
276 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
277</chapter> 269</chapter>
278 270
279<chapter> 271<chapter>
280<title>Initscripts</title> 272<title>Initscripts</title>
281<abstract> 273<abstract>
295</abstract> 287</abstract>
296 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 288 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
297</chapter> 289</chapter>
298</part> 290</part>
299 291
292<part>
293<title>Working with Portage</title>
294<abstract>
295"Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
296Software Management Tool.
297</abstract>
298
299<chapter>
300<title>Files and Directories</title>
301<abstract>
302Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
303files and data.
304</abstract>
305 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
306</chapter>
307
308<chapter>
309<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
310<abstract>
311Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
312configuration 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>
320Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
321and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
322branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
323individually.
324</abstract>
325 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
326</chapter>
327
328<chapter>
329<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
330<abstract>
331Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
332better. 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
341your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
342packages and more.
343</abstract>
344 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
345</chapter>
346
347<chapter>
348<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
349<abstract>
350In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
351installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
352application.
353</abstract>
354 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
355</chapter>
356</part>
357
300</book> 358</book>

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