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6<sections> 6<sections>
7<section> 7<section>
8<title>Obtaining Package Information</title> 8<title>Obtaining Package Information</title>
9<subsection> 9<subsection>
10<title>The Lord of All Tools: emerge</title> 10<title>The Lord of All Tools: emerge</title>
11<body> 11<body>
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13<p> 13<p>
14The main Portage tool that most users will use is <c>emerge</c>. We have already 14The main Portage tool that most users will use is <c>emerge</c>. We have already
15used it during the Gentoo installation and in the previous chapter, but we just 15used it during the Gentoo installation and in the previous chapter, but we just
16briefly explained how to use it. This chapter will elaborate on <c>emerge</c> 16briefly explained how to use it. This chapter will elaborate on <c>emerge</c>
17and teach you how to use <c>emerge</c> to fix all your software-related needs. 17and teach you how to use <c>emerge</c> to fix all your software-related needs.
18</p> 18</p>
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237Searching the Portage Tree, especially when using <c>- -searchdesc</c>, is very 237Searching the Portage Tree, especially when using <c>- -searchdesc</c>, is very
238time consuming. There are other, more performant tools available. We will 238time consuming. There are other, more performant tools available. We will
239describe those in the chapter on <uri link="?part=2&amp;chap=7">Gentoolkit and 239describe those in the chapter on <uri link="?part=2&amp;chap=7">Gentoolkit and
240Other Tools</uri>. 240Other Tools</uri>.
241</note> 241</note>
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244</body> 244</body>
245</subsection> 245</subsection>
246<subsection> 246<subsection>
247<title>Viewing the ChangeLog</title> 247<title>Viewing the ChangeLog</title>
248<body> 248<body>
249 249
250<p> 250<p>
251While browsing through the Portage Tree, you saw that there was a ChangeLog for 251While browsing through the Portage Tree, you saw that there was a ChangeLog for
252each package. You can view this ChangeLog with <c>emerge</c> too. Use the 252each package. You can view the ChangeLog entries between the available version
253and the installed version with <c>emerge</c> too. Use the
253<c>--pretend --changelog</c> (<c>-pl</c> in short) options. As an example we 254<c>--pretend --changelog</c> (<c>-pl</c> in short) options. As an example we
254will view the ChangeLog entries for <c>gnumeric</c>: 255will view the ChangeLog entries for <c>gnumeric</c>:
255</p> 256</p>
256 257
257<pre caption="Viewing the ChangeLog entries for gnumeric"> 258<pre caption="Viewing the ChangeLog entries for gnumeric">
258# <i>emerge --pretend --changelog gnumeric</i> 259# <i>emerge --pretend --changelog gnumeric</i>
260<comment>(Some output removed to improve readability)</comment>
261*gnumeric-1.2.2
262
263 27 Nov 2003; foser &lt;foser@gentoo.org&gt; gnumeric-1.2.2.ebuild :
264 New release, requested in #34492
265 updated deps
266
267 12 Nov 2003; Jason Wever &lt;weeve@gentoo.org&gt; gnumeric-1.2.0.ebuild:
268 Marked stable on sparc, fixes bug #32405.
269
270 14 Oct 2003; Jason Wever &lt;weeve@gentoo.org&gt; gnumeric-1.0.8.ebuild:
271 Added ~sparc keyword. Fixes bug #31150.
259</pre> 272</pre>
260 273
261</body> 274</body>
262</subsection> 275</subsection>
263</section> 276</section>
264<section> 277<section>
265<title>Updating Portage</title> 278<title>Updating Portage</title>
266<subsection> 279<subsection>
267<title>Introduction</title> 280<title>Introduction</title>
268<body> 281<body>
269 282
270<p> 283<p>
271Searching through Portage is nice, but if you don't update your Portage Tree 284Searching through Portage is nice, but if you don't update your Portage Tree
272regularly, you will be stuck with the packages and versions available on your 285regularly, you will be stuck with the packages and versions available on your
273system. This means that your system will get outdated pretty soon and that 286system. This means that your system will get outdated pretty soon and that

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