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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>2.22</version> 116<version>3.9</version>
114<date>May 09, 2004</date> 117<date>2005-01-04</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.
120</abstract> 123</abstract>
121 124
122<chapter> 125<chapter>
123<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 126<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
124<abstract> 127<abstract>
125Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what 128This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
126Gentoo is all about. 129part.
127</abstract> 130</abstract>
128 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 131 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
129</chapter> 132</chapter>
130 133
131<chapter> 134<chapter>
132<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
133<abstract> 136<abstract>
134You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install 137You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
135Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 138using the minimal LiveCD although installation through the Universal LiveCD is
139possible as well.
136</abstract> 140</abstract>
137 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 141 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
138</chapter> 142</chapter>
139 143
140<chapter> 144<chapter>
141<title>Configuring your Network</title> 145<title>Configuring your Network</title>
142<abstract> 146<abstract>
143If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup 147To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
144networking. 148networking.
145</abstract> 149</abstract>
146 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 150 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
147</chapter> 151</chapter>
148 152
156</chapter> 160</chapter>
157 161
158<chapter> 162<chapter>
159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 163<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160<abstract> 164<abstract>
161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we 165Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 166describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
163</abstract> 167</abstract>
164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 168 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165</chapter> 169</chapter>
166 170
189You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 193You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
190you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 194you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
191proceed. 195proceed.
192</abstract> 196</abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 197 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
198</chapter>
199
200<chapter>
201<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
202<abstract>
203As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
204choose and install some important tools.
205</abstract>
206 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
194</chapter> 207</chapter>
195 208
196<chapter> 209<chapter>
197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 210<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198<abstract> 211<abstract>
203</abstract> 216</abstract>
204 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 217 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
205</chapter> 218</chapter>
206 219
207<chapter> 220<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> 221<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
218<abstract> 222<abstract>
219You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your 223You'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
221system. 224system.
222</abstract> 225</abstract>
223 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 226 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
224</chapter> 227</chapter>
225 228
234 237
235<part> 238<part>
236<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 239<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
237<abstract> 240<abstract>
238Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 241Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
239portage behaviour etc. 242Portage behaviour etc.
243</abstract>
244
245<chapter>
246<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
240</abstract> 247<abstract>
248This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
249maintain the software on his system.
250</abstract>
251 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
252</chapter>
241 253
242<chapter> 254<chapter>
243<title>USE flags</title> 255<title>USE flags</title>
244<abstract> 256<abstract>
245USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to 257USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
247</abstract> 259</abstract>
248 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 260 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
249</chapter> 261</chapter>
250 262
251<chapter> 263<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> 264<title>Portage Features</title>
263<abstract> 265<abstract>
264Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 266Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
265aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 267ccache and more.
266</abstract> 268</abstract>
267 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 269 <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> 270</chapter>
278 271
279<chapter> 272<chapter>
280<title>Initscripts</title> 273<title>Initscripts</title>
281<abstract> 274<abstract>
295</abstract> 288</abstract>
296 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 289 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
297</chapter> 290</chapter>
298</part> 291</part>
299 292
293<part>
294<title>Working with Portage</title>
295<abstract>
296"Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
297Software Management Tool.
298</abstract>
299
300<chapter>
301<title>Files and Directories</title>
302<abstract>
303Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
304files and data.
305</abstract>
306 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
307</chapter>
308
309<chapter>
310<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
311<abstract>
312Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
313configuration file or as environment variable.
314</abstract>
315 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
316</chapter>
317
318<chapter>
319<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
320<abstract>
321Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
322and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
323branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
324individually.
325</abstract>
326 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
327</chapter>
328
329<chapter>
330<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
331<abstract>
332Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
333better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
334</abstract>
335 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
336</chapter>
337
338<chapter>
339<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
340<abstract>
341"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
342your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
343packages and more.
344</abstract>
345 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
346</chapter>
347
348<chapter>
349<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
350<abstract>
351In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
352installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
353application.
354</abstract>
355 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
356</chapter>
357</part>
358
300</book> 359</book>

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