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5 swift 1.1
6     <book link="handbook-sparc.xml">
7     <title>Gentoo Linux/SPARC Handbook</title>
8    
9 swift 1.98 <author title="Author">
10 swift 1.1 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
11     </author>
12     <author title="Author">
13     <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
14     </author>
15     <author title="Author">
16     <mail link="chouser@gentoo.org">Chris Houser</mail>
17     </author>
18     <author title="Author">
19     <mail link="jerry@gentoo.org">Jerry Alexandratos</mail>
20     </author>
21     <author title="Gentoo x86 Developer">
22     <mail link="seemant@gentoo.org">Seemant Kulleen</mail>
23     </author>
24     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
25     <mail link="taviso@gentoo.org">Tavis Ormandy</mail>
26     </author>
27     <author title="Gentoo Alpha Developer">
28     <mail link="agriffis@gentoo.org">Aron Griffis</mail>
29     </author>
30     <author title="Gentoo AMD64 Developer">
31 dertobi123 1.46 <mail link="jhuebel@gentoo.org">Jason Huebel</mail>
32 swift 1.1 </author>
33     <author title="Gentoo HPPA developer">
34     <mail link="gmsoft@gentoo.org">Guy Martin</mail>
35     </author>
36     <author title="Gentoo PPC developer">
37     <mail link="pvdabeel@gentoo.org">Pieter Van den Abeele</mail>
38     </author>
39     <author title="Gentoo SPARC developer">
40     <mail link="blademan@gentoo.org">Joe Kallar</mail>
41     </author>
42     <author title="Editor">
43     <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
44     </author>
45     <author title="Editor">Pierre-Henri Jondot</author>
46     <author title="Editor">
47     <mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail>
48     </author>
49     <author title="Editor">
50     <mail link="rajiv@gentoo.org">Rajiv Manglani</mail>
51     </author>
52     <author title="Editor">
53     <mail link="seo@gentoo.org">Jungmin Seo</mail>
54     </author>
55     <author title="Editor">
56     <mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail>
57     </author>
58     <author title="Editor">
59     <mail link="jhhudso@gentoo.org">Jared Hudson</mail>
60     </author>
61     <author title="Editor">
62     <mail link="peitolm@gentoo.org">Colin Morey</mail>
63     </author>
64     <author title="Editor">
65     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
66     </author>
67     <author title="Editor">
68     <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
69     </author>
70     <author title="Editor">
71     <mail link="avenj@gentoo.org">Jon Portnoy</mail>
72     </author>
73     <author title="Editor">
74     <mail link="klasikahl@gentoo.org">Zack Gilburd</mail>
75     </author>
76     <author title="Editor">
77     <mail link="jmorgan@gentoo.org">Jack Morgan</mail>
78     </author>
79     <author title="Editor">
80     <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
81     </author>
82     <author title="Editor">
83     <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
84     </author>
85     <author title="Editor">
86     <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
87     </author>
88 dertobi123 1.46 <author title="Editor">
89     <mail link="dertobi123@gentoo.org">Tobias Scherbaum</mail>
90     </author>
91 swift 1.1 <author title="Reviewer">
92     <mail link="g2boojum@gentoo.org">Grant Goodyear</mail>
93     </author>
94     <author title="Reviewer">
95     <mail link="gerrynjr@gentoo.org">Gerald J. Normandin Jr.</mail>
96     </author>
97     <author title="Reviewer">
98     <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
99     </author>
100     <author title="Reviewer">
101     <mail link="antifa@gentoo.org">Ken Nowack</mail>
102     </author>
103     <author title="Contributor">
104     <mail link="pylon@gentoo.org">Lars Weiler</mail>
105     </author>
106    
107     <abstract>
108     This is the Gentoo Handbook, an effort to centralise Gentoo/Linux
109     information.
110     </abstract>
111    
112     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
113 swift 1.102 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 -->
114 swift 1.1 <license/>
115    
116 swift 1.103 <version>3.1</version>
117 swift 1.102 <date>October 21, 2004</date>
118 swift 1.1
119     <part>
120     <title>Installing Gentoo</title>
121     <abstract>
122     In this part you learn how to install Gentoo on your system.
123     </abstract>
124    
125     <chapter>
126     <title>About the Gentoo Linux Installation</title>
127     <abstract>
128     Users not familiar with Gentoo do not always know that choice is what
129     Gentoo is all about.
130     </abstract>
131     <include href="hb-install-about.xml"/>
132     </chapter>
133    
134     <chapter>
135     <title>Choosing the Right Installation Medium</title>
136     <abstract>
137 swift 1.3 You can install Gentoo in many ways. In this chapter we explain how to install
138     Gentoo from one of our LiveCDs.
139 swift 1.1 </abstract>
140     <include href="hb-install-sparc-medium.xml"/>
141     </chapter>
142    
143     <chapter>
144     <title>Configuring your Network</title>
145     <abstract>
146     If you want to install Gentoo using the Internet, you need to setup
147     networking.
148     </abstract>
149 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-network.xml"/>
150 swift 1.1 </chapter>
151    
152     <chapter>
153     <title>Preparing the Disks</title>
154     <abstract>
155     To be able to install Gentoo, you must create the necessary partitions.
156     This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
157     </abstract>
158     <include href="hb-install-sparc-disk.xml"/>
159     </chapter>
160    
161     <chapter>
162     <title>Installing the Gentoo Installation Files</title>
163     <abstract>
164 neysx 1.43 Gentoo installs work through so-called stage-files. In this chapter we
165 swift 1.1 describe how you extract a stage-file and configure Portage.
166     </abstract>
167 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-stage.xml"/>
168 swift 1.1 </chapter>
169    
170     <chapter>
171     <title>Installing the Gentoo Base System</title>
172     <abstract>
173     Independent of what stage you chose, the eventual result is that you
174     have a Gentoo base system at your disposal. This chapter describes how
175     to progress to that stadium.
176     </abstract>
177 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-system.xml"/>
178 swift 1.1 </chapter>
179    
180     <chapter>
181     <title>Configuring the Kernel</title>
182     <abstract>
183     The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
184     explains how to configure your kernel.
185     </abstract>
186     <include href="hb-install-sparc-kernel.xml"/>
187     </chapter>
188    
189     <chapter>
190     <title>Configuring your System</title>
191     <abstract>
192     You need to edit some important configuration files. In this chapter
193     you receive an overview of these files and an explanation on how to
194     proceed.
195     </abstract>
196 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-config.xml"/>
197 swift 1.1 </chapter>
198    
199     <chapter>
200 swift 1.67 <title>Installing Necessary System Tools</title>
201     <abstract>
202     As mentioned before, Gentoo is about choices. In this chapter we help you
203     choose and install some important tools.
204     </abstract>
205     <include href="hb-install-tools.xml"/>
206     </chapter>
207    
208     <chapter>
209 swift 1.1 <title>Configuring the Bootloader</title>
210     <abstract>
211 swift 1.3 The SPARC architecture uses the SILO bootloader to fire up your Linux system. In
212     this chapter we step you through the process of configuring this bootloader to
213     your needs.
214 swift 1.1 </abstract>
215     <include href="hb-install-sparc-bootloader.xml"/>
216     </chapter>
217    
218     <chapter>
219     <title>Finalizing your Gentoo Installation</title>
220     <abstract>
221     You're almost done. We'll just create one (or more) users for your
222 swift 1.67 system and (optionally) install prebuilt packages.
223 swift 1.1 </abstract>
224 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-finalise.xml"/>
225 swift 1.1 </chapter>
226    
227     <chapter>
228     <title>Where to go from here?</title>
229     <abstract>
230     Now you have your Gentoo system, but what's next?
231     </abstract>
232 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-install-next.xml"/>
233 swift 1.1 </chapter>
234     </part>
235    
236     <part>
237     <title>Working with Gentoo</title>
238     <abstract>
239     Learn how to work with Gentoo: installing software, altering variables, changing
240 swift 1.103 Portage behaviour etc.
241 swift 1.1 </abstract>
242    
243     <chapter>
244 swift 1.102 <title>A Portage Introduction</title>
245 swift 1.1 <abstract>
246 swift 1.102 This chapter explains the "simple" steps a user definitely needs to know to
247     maintain the software on his system.
248 swift 1.1 </abstract>
249 swift 1.102 <include href="hb-working-portage.xml"/>
250 swift 1.1 </chapter>
251    
252     <chapter>
253 swift 1.102 <title>USE flags</title>
254 swift 1.1 <abstract>
255 swift 1.102 USE-flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
256     work with USE-flags and understand how USE-flags interact with your system.
257 swift 1.1 </abstract>
258 swift 1.102 <include href="hb-working-use.xml"/>
259 swift 1.1 </chapter>
260    
261     <chapter>
262     <title>Portage Features</title>
263     <abstract>
264 swift 1.102 Discover the features Portage has, such as support for distributed compiling,
265     ccache and more.
266 swift 1.1 </abstract>
267 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-working-features.xml"/>
268 swift 1.1 </chapter>
269    
270     <chapter>
271     <title>Initscripts</title>
272     <abstract>
273     Gentoo uses a special initscript format which, amongst other features, allows
274     dependency-driven decisions and virtual initscripts. This chapter explains all
275     these aspects and explains how to deal with these scripts.
276     </abstract>
277 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-working-rcscripts.xml"/>
278 swift 1.1 </chapter>
279    
280     <chapter>
281     <title>Environment Variables</title>
282     <abstract>
283     With Gentoo you can easily manage the environment variables for your system.
284     This chapter explains how you do that, and also describes frequently used
285     variables.
286     </abstract>
287 swift 1.2 <include href="hb-working-variables.xml"/>
288 swift 1.1 </chapter>
289     </part>
290    
291 swift 1.102 <part>
292     <title>Working with Portage</title>
293     <abstract>
294     "Working with Portage" provides an in-depth coverage of Portage, Gentoo's
295     Software Management Tool.
296     </abstract>
297    
298     <chapter>
299     <title>Files and Directories</title>
300     <abstract>
301     Once you want to know Portage in-depth you need to know where it stores it's
302     files and data.
303     </abstract>
304     <include href="hb-portage-files.xml"/>
305     </chapter>
306    
307     <chapter>
308     <title>Configuring through Variables</title>
309     <abstract>
310     Portage is completely configurable through various variables you can set in the
311     configuration 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>
319     Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
320     and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
321     branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
322     individually.
323     </abstract>
324     <include href="hb-portage-branches.xml"/>
325     </chapter>
326    
327     <chapter>
328     <title>Additional Portage Tools</title>
329     <abstract>
330     Portage comes with a few extra tools that might make your Gentoo experience even
331     better. 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
340     your own Portage tree, how to synchronise only the categories you want, inject
341     packages and more.
342     </abstract>
343     <include href="hb-portage-diverttree.xml"/>
344     </chapter>
345    
346     <chapter>
347     <title>The Ebuild Application</title>
348     <abstract>
349     In "The Ebuild Application" you are informed about the steps Portage takes while
350     installing software and how you can do this yourself using the ebuild
351     application.
352     </abstract>
353     <include href="hb-portage-ebuild.xml"/>
354     </chapter>
355     </part>
356    
357 swift 1.1 </book>

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