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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
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-amd64.xml,v 1.2 2004/04/02 12:07:42 swift Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml,v 1.111 2004/10/21 16:34:46 swift Exp $ -->
5 5
6<book link="handbook-amd64.xml"> 6<book link="handbook-amd64.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Handbook</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Handbook</title>
8 8
9<author title="Chief Architect"> 9<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 10 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11</author> 11</author>
12<author title="Author"> 12<author title="Author">
13 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 13 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
14</author> 14</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>2.00</version> 116<version>3.7</version>
114<date>April 2, 2004</date> 117<date>October 21, 2004</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.
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. You can use our LiveCD, an existing 137You can install Gentoo in many ways. This chapter explains how to install Gentoo
135distribution etc. 138using a Gentoo LiveCD.
136</abstract> 139</abstract>
137 <include href="hb-install-amd64-medium.xml"/> 140 <include href="hb-install-amd64-medium.xml"/>
138</chapter> 141</chapter>
139 142
140<chapter> 143<chapter>
156</chapter> 159</chapter>
157 160
158<chapter> 161<chapter>
159<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title> 162<title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
160<abstract> 163<abstract>
161Gentoo installs work through socalled stage-files. In this chapter we 164Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
162describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage. 165describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
163</abstract> 166</abstract>
164 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/> 167 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
165</chapter> 168</chapter>
166 169
192</abstract> 195</abstract>
193 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/> 196 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
194</chapter> 197</chapter>
195 198
196<chapter> 199<chapter>
197<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
198<abstract>
199Several bootloaders exist. Each one of them has its own way of
200configuration. In this chapter we'll describe all possibilities for you
201and step you through the process of configuring a bootloader to your
202needs.
203</abstract>
204 <include href="hb-install-amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
205</chapter>
206
207<chapter>
208<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title> 200<title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
209<abstract> 201<abstract>
210As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you 202As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
211choose and install some important tools. 203choose and install some important tools.
212</abstract> 204</abstract>
213 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/> 205 <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
214</chapter> 206</chapter>
215 207
216<chapter> 208<chapter>
209<title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
210<abstract>
211In this chapter we'll describe the GRUB bootloader
212and step you through the process of configuring GRUB to your
213needs.
214</abstract>
215 <include href="hb-install-amd64-bootloader.xml"/>
216</chapter>
217
218<chapter>
217<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title> 219<title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
218<abstract> 220<abstract>
219You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your 221You'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 222system and (optionally) install the prebuild packages.
221system.
222</abstract> 223</abstract>
223 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/> 224 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
224</chapter> 225</chapter>
225 226
226<chapter> 227<chapter>
234 235
235<part> 236<part>
236<title>Working with Gentoo</title> 237<title>Working with Gentoo</title>
237<abstract> 238<abstract>
238Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing 239Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
239portage behaviour etc. 240Portage behaviour etc.
241</abstract>
242
243<chapter>
244<title>A Portage Introduction</title>
240</abstract> 245<abstract>
246This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
247maintain the software on his system.
248</abstract>
249 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
250</chapter>
241 251
242<chapter> 252<chapter>
243<title>USE flags</title> 253<title>USE flags</title>
244<abstract> 254<abstract>
245USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to 255USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
247</abstract> 257</abstract>
248 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/> 258 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
249</chapter> 259</chapter>
250 260
251<chapter> 261<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> 262<title>Portage Features</title>
263<abstract> 263<abstract>
264Gentoo's Portage allows for several features that improve portage-related 264Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
265aspects, such as build time. This chapter explains the existing features. 265ccache and more.
266</abstract> 266</abstract>
267 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/> 267 <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> 268</chapter>
278 269
279<chapter> 270<chapter>
280<title>Initscripts</title> 271<title>Initscripts</title>
281<abstract> 272<abstract>
295</abstract> 286</abstract>
296 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/> 287 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
297</chapter> 288</chapter>
298</part> 289</part>
299 290
291<part>
292<title>Working with Portage</title>
293<abstract>
294"Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
295Software Management Tool.
296</abstract>
297
298<chapter>
299<title>Files and Directories</title>
300<abstract>
301Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores it's
302files and data.
303</abstract>
304 <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
305</chapter>
306
307<chapter>
308<title>Configuring through Variables</title>
309<abstract>
310Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
311configuration file or as environment variable.
312</abstract>
313 <include href="hb-portage-configuration.xml"/>
314</chapter>
315
316<chapter>
317<title>Mixing Software Branches</title>
318<abstract>
319Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
320and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
321branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
322individually.
323</abstract>
324 <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
325</chapter>
326
327<chapter>
328<title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
329<abstract>
330Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
331better. Read on to discover how to use dispatch-conf and other tools.
332</abstract>
333 <include href="hb-portage-tools.xml"/>
334</chapter>
335
336<chapter>
337<title>Diverting from the Official Tree</title>
338<abstract>
339"Diverting from the Official Tree" gives you some tips and tricks on how to use
340your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
341packages and more.
342</abstract>
343 <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
344</chapter>
345
346<chapter>
347<title>The Ebuild Application</title>
348<abstract>
349In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
350installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
351application.
352</abstract>
353 <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
354</chapter>
355</part>
356
300</book> 357</book>

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