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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 1.59 2004/08/01 13:08:35 swift Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.110 2004/11/15 12:47:47 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 2004.3 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>
108This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 108This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
109information. 109information.
110</abstract> 110</abstract>
111 111
112<!-- 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 -->
113<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 113<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
114<license/> 114<license/>
115 115
116<version>2.57</version> 116<version>3.7</version>
117<date>August 01, 2004</date> 117<date>November 09, 2004</date>
118 118
119<part> 119<part>
120<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 120<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121<abstract> 121<abstract>
122In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 122In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
141</chapter> 141</chapter>
142 142
143<chapter> 143<chapter>
144<title>Configuring your Network</title> 144<title>Configuring your Network</title>
145<abstract> 145<abstract>
146If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup 146If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to set up
147networking. 147networking.
148</abstract> 148</abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150</chapter> 150</chapter>
151 151
192You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 192You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193you 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
194proceed. 194proceed.
195</abstract> 195</abstract>
196 <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"/>
197</chapter> 206</chapter>
198 207
199<chapter> 208<chapter>
200<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
201<abstract> 210<abstract>
206</abstract> 215</abstract>
207 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 216 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
208</chapter> 217</chapter>
209 218
210<chapter> 219<chapter>
211<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
212<abstract>
213As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
214choose and install some important tools.
215</abstract>
216 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
217</chapter>
218
219<chapter>
220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
221<abstract> 221<abstract>
222You'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
223system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo 223system and (optionally) install the prebuilt packages.
224system.
225</abstract> 224</abstract>
226 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 225 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
227</chapter> 226</chapter>
228 227
229<chapter> 228<chapter>
237 236
238<part> 237<part>
239<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 238<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
240<abstract> 239<abstract>
241Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 240Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
242portage behaviour etc. 241Portage behaviour etc.
242</abstract>
243
244<chapter>
245<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
243</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>
244 252
245<chapter> 253<chapter>
246<title>USE flags</title> 254<title>USE flags</title>
247<abstract> 255<abstract>
248USE-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
250</abstract> 258</abstract>
251 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 259 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
252</chapter> 260</chapter>
253 261
254<chapter> 262<chapter>
255<title>Portage and Software</title>
256<abstract>
257The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
258chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
259database, install/remove/update software and more...
260</abstract>
261 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
262</chapter>
263
264<chapter>
265<title>Portage Features</title> 263<title>Portage Features</title>
266<abstract> 264<abstract>
267Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 265Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
268aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 266ccache and more.
269</abstract> 267</abstract>
270 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 268 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
271</chapter>
272
273<chapter>
274<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
275<abstract>
276You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
277select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
278</abstract>
279 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
280</chapter> 269</chapter>
281 270
282<chapter> 271<chapter>
283<title>Initscripts</title> 272<title>Initscripts</title>
284<abstract> 273<abstract>
298</abstract> 287</abstract>
299 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 288 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
300</chapter> 289</chapter>
301</part> 290</part>
302 291
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
303</book> 358</book>

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