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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="uberlord@gentoo.org">Roy Marples</mail>
14</author>
15<author title="Author">
16 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
17</author>
18<author title="Author">
16 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail> 19 <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17</author> 20</author>
18<author title="Author"> 21<author title="Author">
19 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail> 22 <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20</author> 23</author>
21<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer"> 24<author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail> 25 <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23</author> 26</author>
24<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail> 28 <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26</author> 29</author><!-- Does not want to be listed on the rendered page
27<author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer"> 30<author title="Gentoo Developer">
28 <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail> 31 Aron Griffis
29</author> 32</author>
33-->
30<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer"> 34<author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 <mail link="brad_mssw@gentoo.org">Brad House</mail> 35 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32</author> 36</author>
33<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer"> 37<author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail> 38 <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35</author> 39</author>
36<author title="Gentoo PPC developer"> 40<author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
83 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail> 87 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84</author> 88</author>
85<author title="Editor"> 89<author title="Editor">
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 90 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 91</author>
92<author title="Editor">
93 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
94</author>
95<author title="Editor">
96 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
97</author>
88<author title="Reviewer"> 98<author title="Reviewer">
89 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 99 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
90</author> 100</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 101<author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 102 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
100<author title="Contributor"> 110<author title="Contributor">
101 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 111 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
102</author> 112</author>
103 113
104<abstract> 114<abstract>
105This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 115This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
106information. 116This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
117installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
107</abstract> 118</abstract>
108 119
109<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 120<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
110<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 121<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
111<license/> 122<license/>
112 123
113<version>2.22</version> 124<version>4.2</version>
114<date>May 09, 2004</date> 125<date>2005-11-11</date>
115 126
116<part> 127<part>
117<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 128<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
118<abstract> 129<abstract>
119In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 130In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
120</abstract> 131</abstract>
121 132
122<chapter> 133<chapter>
123<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 134<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
124<abstract> 135<abstract>
125Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what 136This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
126Gentoo is all about. 137part.
127</abstract> 138</abstract>
128 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 139 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
129</chapter> 140</chapter>
130 141
131<chapter> 142<chapter>
132<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 143<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
133<abstract> 144<abstract>
134You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install 145You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
135Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 146using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
147Installation CD is possible as well.
136</abstract> 148</abstract>
137 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 149 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
138</chapter> 150</chapter>
139 151
140<chapter> 152<chapter>
141<title>Configuring your Network</title> 153<title>Configuring your Network</title>
142<abstract> 154<abstract>
143If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup 155To be able to download the latest source code, you will need to setup
144networking. 156networking.
145</abstract> 157</abstract>
146 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 158 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
147</chapter> 159</chapter>
148 160
156</chapter> 168</chapter>
157 169
158<chapter> 170<chapter>
159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 171<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160<abstract> 172<abstract>
161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we 173Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 174describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
163</abstract> 175</abstract>
164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165</chapter> 177</chapter>
166 178
167<chapter> 179<chapter>
189You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 201You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
190you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to 202you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
191proceed. 203proceed.
192</abstract> 204</abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 205 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
206</chapter>
207
208<chapter>
209<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
210<abstract>
211As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
212choose and install some important tools.
213</abstract>
214 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
194</chapter> 215</chapter>
195 216
196<chapter> 217<chapter>
197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 218<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198<abstract> 219<abstract>
203</abstract> 224</abstract>
204 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 225 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
205</chapter> 226</chapter>
206 227
207<chapter> 228<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> 229<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
218<abstract> 230<abstract>
219You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your 231You'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. 232system.
222</abstract> 233</abstract>
223 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 234 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
224</chapter> 235</chapter>
225 236
234 245
235<part> 246<part>
236<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 247<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
237<abstract> 248<abstract>
238Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 249Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
239portage behaviour etc. 250Portage behaviour etc.
251</abstract>
252
253<chapter>
254<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
240</abstract> 255<abstract>
256This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
257maintain the software on his system.
258</abstract>
259 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
260</chapter>
241 261
242<chapter> 262<chapter>
243<title>USE flags</title> 263<title>USE flags</title>
244<abstract> 264<abstract>
245USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to 265USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
247</abstract> 267</abstract>
248 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 268 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
249</chapter> 269</chapter>
250 270
251<chapter> 271<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> 272<title>Portage Features</title>
263<abstract> 273<abstract>
264Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 274Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
265aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 275ccache and more.
266</abstract> 276</abstract>
267 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 277 <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> 278</chapter>
278 279
279<chapter> 280<chapter>
280<title>Initscripts</title> 281<title>Initscripts</title>
281<abstract> 282<abstract>
295</abstract> 296</abstract>
296 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 297 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
297</chapter> 298</chapter>
298</part> 299</part>
299 300
301<part>
302<title>Working with Portage</title>
303<abstract>
304"Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
305Software Management Tool.
306</abstract>
307
308<chapter>
309<title>Files and Directories</title>
310<abstract>
311Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores its
312files and data.
313</abstract>
314 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
315</chapter>
316
317<chapter>
318<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
319<abstract>
320Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
321configuration file or as environment variable.
322</abstract>
323 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
324</chapter>
325
326<chapter>
327<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
328<abstract>
329Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
330and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
331branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
332individually.
333</abstract>
334 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
335</chapter>
336
337<chapter>
338<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
339<abstract>
340Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
341better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
342</abstract>
343 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
344</chapter>
345
346<chapter>
347<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
348<abstract>
349"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
350your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
351packages and more.
352</abstract>
353 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
354</chapter>
355
356<chapter>
357<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
358<abstract>
359In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
360installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
361application.
362</abstract>
363 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
364</chapter>
365</part>
366
367<part>
368<title>Gentoo Network Configuration</title>
369<abstract>A comprehensive guide to Networking in Gentoo.</abstract>
370
371<chapter>
372<title>Getting Started</title>
373<abstract>
374A guide to quickly get your network interface up and running in most common
375environments.
376</abstract>
377<include href="hb-net-start.xml"/>
378</chapter>
379
380<chapter>
381<title>Advanced Configuration</title>
382<abstract>
383Here we learn about how the configuration works - you need to know this
384before we learn about modular networking.
385</abstract>
386<include href="hb-net-advanced.xml"/>
387</chapter>
388
389<chapter>
390<title>Modular Networking</title>
391<abstract>
392Gentoo provides you flexible networking - here you are told about choosing
393different DHCP clients, setting up bonding, bridging, VLANs and more.
394</abstract>
395<include href="hb-net-modules.xml"/>
396</chapter>
397
398<chapter>
399<title>Wireless Networking</title>
400<abstract>
401Wireless isn't straight-forward. Hopefully we'll get you working!
402</abstract>
403<include href="hb-net-wireless.xml"/>
404</chapter>
405
406<chapter>
407<title>Adding Functionality</title>
408<abstract>
409If you're feeling adventurous, you can add your own functions to networking.
410</abstract>
411<include href="hb-net-functions.xml"/>
412</chapter>
413
414<chapter>
415<title>Network Management</title>
416<abstract>
417For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
418</abstract>
419<include href="hb-net-management.xml"/>
420</chapter>
421</part>
422
300</book> 423</book>

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