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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 1.119 2005/12/19 12:28:29 jkt 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="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="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</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>
86 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 90 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87</author> 91</author>
88<author title="Editor"> 92<author title="Editor">
89 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail> 93 <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90</author> 94</author>
95<author title="Editor">
96 <mail link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail>
97</author>
91<author title="Reviewer"> 98<author title="Reviewer">
92 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail> 99 <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
93</author> 100</author>
94<author title="Reviewer"> 101<author title="Reviewer">
95 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail> 102 <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
103<author title="Contributor"> 110<author title="Contributor">
104 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail> 111 <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
105</author> 112</author>
106 113
107<abstract> 114<abstract>
108This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux 115This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralize Gentoo/Linux information.
109information. 116This handbook contains the installation instructions for an Internet-based
117installation on Alpha systems and parts about working with Gentoo and Portage.
110</abstract> 118</abstract>
111 119
112<!-- 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 -->
113<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 121<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
114<license/> 122<license/>
115 123
116<version>2.57</version> 124<version>4.2</version>
117<date>August 01, 2004</date> 125<date>2005-11-11</date>
118 126
119<part> 127<part>
120<title>Installing Gentoo</title> 128<title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121<abstract> 129<abstract>
122In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system. 130In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123</abstract> 131</abstract>
124 132
125<chapter> 133<chapter>
126<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 134<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
127<abstract> 135<abstract>
128Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what 136This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
129Gentoo is all about. 137part.
130</abstract> 138</abstract>
131 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 139 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132</chapter> 140</chapter>
133 141
134<chapter> 142<chapter>
135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 143<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136<abstract> 144<abstract>
137You 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
138Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 146using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
147Installation CD is possible as well.
139</abstract> 148</abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 149 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141</chapter> 150</chapter>
142 151
143<chapter> 152<chapter>
144<title>Configuring your Network</title> 153<title>Configuring your Network</title>
145<abstract> 154<abstract>
146If 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
147networking. 156networking.
148</abstract> 157</abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 158 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150</chapter> 159</chapter>
151 160
159</chapter> 168</chapter>
160 169
161<chapter> 170<chapter>
162<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 171<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163<abstract> 172<abstract>
164Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we 173Gentoo installs work through a stage3 archive. In this chapter we
165describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 174describe how you extract the stage3 archive and configure Portage.
166</abstract> 175</abstract>
167 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 176 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168</chapter> 177</chapter>
169 178
170<chapter> 179<chapter>
192You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter 201You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193you 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
194proceed. 203proceed.
195</abstract> 204</abstract>
196 <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"/>
197</chapter> 215</chapter>
198 216
199<chapter> 217<chapter>
200<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title> 218<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
201<abstract> 219<abstract>
206</abstract> 224</abstract>
207 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/> 225 <include href="hb-install-alpha-bootloader.xml"/>
208</chapter> 226</chapter>
209 227
210<chapter> 228<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> 229<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
221<abstract> 230<abstract>
222You'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
223system and leave the installation to reboot into a brand new Gentoo
224system. 232system.
225</abstract> 233</abstract>
226 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 234 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
227</chapter> 235</chapter>
228 236
237 245
238<part> 246<part>
239<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 247<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
240<abstract> 248<abstract>
241Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 249Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
242portage behaviour etc. 250Portage behaviour etc.
251</abstract>
252
253<chapter>
254<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
243</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>
244 261
245<chapter> 262<chapter>
246<title>USE flags</title> 263<title>USE flags</title>
247<abstract> 264<abstract>
248USE-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
250</abstract> 267</abstract>
251 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 268 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
252</chapter> 269</chapter>
253 270
254<chapter> 271<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> 272<title>Portage Features</title>
266<abstract> 273<abstract>
267Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 274Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
268aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 275ccache and more.
269</abstract> 276</abstract>
270 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 277 <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> 278</chapter>
281 279
282<chapter> 280<chapter>
283<title>Initscripts</title> 281<title>Initscripts</title>
284<abstract> 282<abstract>
298</abstract> 296</abstract>
299 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 297 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
300</chapter> 298</chapter>
301</part> 299</part>
302 300
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
303</book> 423</book>

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