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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 1.69 2004/08/08 10:31:55 swift Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-alpha.xml,v 1.114 2005/03/28 15:20:51 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>
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>2.67</version> 116<version>3.10</version>
117<date>August 08, 2004</date> 117<date>2005-03-28</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.
123</abstract> 123</abstract>
124 124
125<chapter> 125<chapter>
126<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title> 126<title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
127<abstract> 127<abstract>
128Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what 128This chapter introduces you to the installation approach documented in this
129Gentoo is all about. 129part.
130</abstract> 130</abstract>
131 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/> 131 <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132</chapter> 132</chapter>
133 133
134<chapter> 134<chapter>
135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title> 135<title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136<abstract> 136<abstract>
137You 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
138Gentoo using a Gentoo LiveCD. 138using the minimal Installation CD although installation through the Universal
139Installation CD is possible as well.
139</abstract> 140</abstract>
140 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/> 141 <include href="hb-install-alpha-medium.xml"/>
141</chapter> 142</chapter>
142 143
143<chapter> 144<chapter>
144<title>Configuring your Network</title> 145<title>Configuring your Network</title>
145<abstract> 146<abstract>
146If 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
147networking. 148networking.
148</abstract> 149</abstract>
149 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/> 150 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150</chapter> 151</chapter>
151 152
218 219
219<chapter> 220<chapter>
220<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 221<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
221<abstract> 222<abstract>
222You'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
223system and (optionally) install the prebuilt packages. 224system.
224</abstract> 225</abstract>
225 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 226 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
226</chapter> 227</chapter>
227 228
228<chapter> 229<chapter>
236 237
237<part> 238<part>
238<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 239<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
239<abstract> 240<abstract>
240Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 241Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
241portage behaviour etc. 242Portage behaviour etc.
243</abstract>
244
245<chapter>
246<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
242</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>
243 253
244<chapter> 254<chapter>
245<title>USE flags</title> 255<title>USE flags</title>
246<abstract> 256<abstract>
247USE-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
249</abstract> 259</abstract>
250 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 260 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
251</chapter> 261</chapter>
252 262
253<chapter> 263<chapter>
254<title>Portage and Software</title>
255<abstract>
256The main reason for portage is to maintain the software on your system. In this
257chapter you learn how to get information from a package, update your package
258database, install/remove/update software and more...
259</abstract>
260 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
261</chapter>
262
263<chapter>
264<title>Portage Features</title> 264<title>Portage Features</title>
265<abstract> 265<abstract>
266Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 266Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
267aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 267ccache and more.
268</abstract> 268</abstract>
269 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 269 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
270</chapter>
271
272<chapter>
273<title>Controlling Portage Behaviour</title>
274<abstract>
275You can tweak Portage to your own needs/environment. Learn how to protect files,
276select mirrors, change directory locations and more.
277</abstract>
278 <include href="hb-working-behaviour.xml"/>
279</chapter> 270</chapter>
280 271
281<chapter> 272<chapter>
282<title>Initscripts</title> 273<title>Initscripts</title>
283<abstract> 274<abstract>
297</abstract> 288</abstract>
298 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 289 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
299</chapter> 290</chapter>
300</part> 291</part>
301 292
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
302</book> 359</book>

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