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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Obtaining Package Information</title> 11<title>Obtaining Package Information</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>The Lord of All Tools: emerge</title> 13<title>The Lord of All Tools: emerge</title>
14<body> 14<body>
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16<p> 16<p>
17The main Portage tool that most users will use is <c>emerge</c>. We have already 17The main Portage tool that most users will use is <c>emerge</c>. We have already
18used it during the Gentoo installation and in the previous chapter, but we just 18used it during the Gentoo installation and in the previous chapter, but we just
19briefly explained how to use it. This chapter will elaborate on <c>emerge</c> 19briefly explained how to use it. This chapter will elaborate on <c>emerge</c>
20and teach you how to use <c>emerge</c> to fix all your software-related needs. 20and teach you how to use <c>emerge</c> to fix all your software-related needs.
21</p> 21</p>
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226</p> 226</p>
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228<p> 228<p>
229You see something new? Yes, <e>downloaded files</e>. When you tell Portage to 229You see something new? Yes, <e>downloaded files</e>. When you tell Portage to
230install a package, it of course needs to have the necessary sources (or 230install a package, it of course needs to have the necessary sources (or
231precompiled packages) available. It therefore checks the contents of 231precompiled packages) available. It therefore checks the contents of
232<path>/usr/portage/distfiles</path> (for source code) or 232<path>/usr/portage/distfiles</path> (for source code) or
233<path>/usr/portage/packages/All</path> (for precompiled packages) to see if the 233<path>/usr/portage/packages/All</path> (for precompiled packages) to see if the
234necessary files are already available. If not, it downloads the necessary files 234necessary files are already available. If not, it downloads the necessary files
235and places them in those directories. 235and places them in those directories.
236</p> 236</p>
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239<note> 239<note>
240Searching the Portage Tree, especially when using <c>- -searchdesc</c>, is very 240Searching the Portage Tree, especially when using <c>- -searchdesc</c>, is very
241time consuming. There are other, more performant tools available. We will 241time consuming. There are other, best performing tools available. We will
242describe those in the chapter on <uri link="?part=2&amp;chap=7">Gentoolkit and 242describe those in the chapter on <uri link="?part=2&amp;chap=7">Gentoolkit and
243Other Tools</uri>. 243Other Tools</uri>.
244</note> 244</note>
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247</body> 247</body>
248</subsection> 248</subsection>
249<subsection> 249<subsection>
250<title>Viewing the ChangeLog</title> 250<title>Viewing the ChangeLog</title>
251<body> 251<body>
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253<p> 253<p>
254While browsing through the Portage Tree, you saw that there was a ChangeLog for 254While browsing through the Portage Tree, you saw that there was a ChangeLog for
255each package. You can view the ChangeLog entries between the available version 255each package. You can view the ChangeLog entries between the available version
256and the installed version with <c>emerge</c> too. Use the 256and the installed version with <c>emerge</c> too. Use the

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