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11<version>1.64</version> 11<version>1.65</version>
12<date>2005-01-04</date> 12<date>2005-02-25</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Chrooting</title> 15<title>Chrooting</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Optional: Selecting Mirrors</title> 17<title>Optional: Selecting Mirrors</title>
18<body> 18<body>
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21If you have booted from a Gentoo LiveCD, you are able to use <c>mirrorselect</c> 21In order to download source code quickly it is recommended to select a fast
22to update <path>/etc/make.conf</path> so fast mirrors are used for both Portage 22mirror. Portage will look in your <path>make.conf</path> file for the
23and source code (of course this requires a working network connection): 23GENTOO_MIRRORS variable and use the mirrors listed therein. You can surf to
24</p> 24our <uri link="/main/en/mirrors.xml">mirror list</uri> and search
25 25for a mirror (or mirrors) close to you (as those are most frequently the
26<pre caption="Selecting fast mirrors"> 26fastest ones), but we provide a nice tool called <c>mirrorselect</c> which
27# <i>mirrorselect -a -s4 -o |grep 'GENTOO_MIRRORS=' &gt;&gt; /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf</i> 27provides you with a nice interface to select the mirrors you want.
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30<p> 28</p>
31If for some reason <c>mirrorselect</c> fails, don't panic. This step is 29
32completely optional, the default values suffice. 30<pre caption="Using mirrorselect for the GENTOO_MIRRORS variable">
31# <i>mirrorselect -i -o &gt;&gt; /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf</i>
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34<p>
35A second important setting is the SYNC setting in <path>make.conf</path>. This
36variable contains the rsync server you want to use when updating your Portage
37tree (the collection of ebuilds, scripts containing all the information Portage
38needs to download and install software). Although you can manually enter a SYNC
39server for yourself, <c>mirrorselect</c> can ease that operation for you:
40</p>
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42<pre caption="Selecting an rsync mirror using mirrorselect">
43# <i>mirrorselect -i -r -o &gt;&gt; /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf</i>
44</pre>
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46<p>
47After running <c>mirrorselect</c> it is adviseable to double-check the settings
48in <path>/mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf</path> !
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35</body> 51</body>
36</subsection> 52</subsection>
37<subsection> 53<subsection>

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