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1 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3 <mainpage id="docs">
4 <title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title>
5 <author title="Author">
6 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
7 </author>
8 <author title="Editor">
9 <mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail>
10 </author>
11 <author title="Editor">Colin Morey</author>
12 <author title="Editor">
13 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
14 </author>
15 <author title="Editor">
16 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
17 </author>
18 <version>2.1</version>
19 <date>October 15, 2003</date>
20
21 <chapter>
22 <title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title>
23 <section>
24 <title>Available Languages</title>
25 <body>
26
27 <p>
28 This page (and documentation) is available in the following languages:
29 </p>
30
31 <p>
32 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/nl/index.xml">Dutch</uri> |
33 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml">English</uri> |
34 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/fr/index.xml">French</uri> |
35 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/de/index.xml">German</uri> |
36 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/hu/index.xml">Hungarian</uri> |
37 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/id/index.xml">Indonesian</uri> |
38 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/it/index.xml">Italian</uri> |
39 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/ja/index.xml">Japanese</uri> |
40 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/kr/index.xml">Korean</uri> |
41 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/ru/index.xml">Russian</uri> |
42 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/es/index.xml">Spanish</uri> |
43 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/tw/index.xml">Traditional Chinese</uri>
44 </p>
45
46 </body>
47 </section>
48 <section>
49 <title>Contents</title>
50 <body>
51
52 <ul>
53 <li><uri link="#doc_chap1">Introduction</uri></li>
54 <li><uri link="#doc_chap2">Installation Related Resources</uri></li>
55 <li><uri link="#doc_chap3">Gentoo System Documentation</uri></li>
56 <li><uri link="#doc_chap4">System Administration Documentation</uri></li>
57 <li><uri link="#doc_chap5">Desktop Related Documentation</uri></li>
58 <li><uri link="#doc_chap6">Gentoo Development Documentation</uri></li>
59 <li><uri link="#doc_chap7">Other Documentation</uri></li>
60 </ul>
61
62 </body>
63 </section>
64 <section>
65 <title>Introduction</title>
66 <body>
67
68 <p>
69 Welcome to the Gentoo Documentation Resources. This page will give you a
70 quick overview on the documentation we provide. Most documentation is
71 released under the <uri
72 link="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0">Creative Commons -
73 Attribution / Share Alike</uri> license, an open documentation license. All
74 documentation should also be available in a printer-friendly format. To view
75 this document, append <path>?style=printable</path> to the URL.
76 </p>
77
78 <p>
79 If you find bugs in our documentation or have proposals, please use our
80 <uri link="http://bugs.gentoo.org">Bugtracking System</uri> and fill in
81 a bug report for "Docs-developer" or "Docs-user". These bugreports will
82 then be handled by the <uri
83 link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp">Gentoo Documentation
84 Project</uri>.
85 </p>
86
87 </body>
88 </section>
89 <section>
90 <title>Internationalisation Effort</title>
91 <body>
92
93 <p>
94 Our documentation is available in several languages. Although not all
95 documents are translated, we do our best to keep them all up to date and
96 provide our users with as much translated documentation as possible. If
97 you want to help with our translation efforts, please contact <mail
98 link="svyatogor@gentoo.org">Sergey Kuleshov</mail> who is in charge of
99 the internationalisation efforts.
100 </p>
101
102 </body>
103 </section>
104 <section>
105 <title>Frequently Asked Questions</title>
106 <body>
107
108 <p>
109 As with every major project Gentoo has a FAQ too. We have first and foremost
110 two official FAQs maintained by the Gentoo Documentation Project:
111 </p>
112
113 <ul>
114 <li>The <b><uri link="faq.xml">Gentoo FAQ</uri></b> answers Frequently Asked Questions
115 about Gentoo Linux with focus on x86 platforms.</li>
116 <li>The <b><uri link="gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri></b> answers Frequently
117 Asked Questions about Gentoo Linux on the PowerPC platform.</li>
118 </ul>
119
120 <p>
121 Furthermore we have a very extensive collection of FAQs on our <uri
122 link="http://forums.gentoo.org">forums</uri>. To view those, go to
123 <uri>http://forums.gentoo.org/viewforum.php?f=40</uri>.
124 </p>
125
126 </body>
127 </section>
128 </chapter>
129
130 <chapter>
131 <title>Installation Related Resources</title>
132 <section>
133 <title>Introduction</title>
134 <body>
135
136 <p>
137 The installation related documentation provide information that can be usefull
138 during the installation of Gentoo Linux. This includes architecture-related
139 installation resources and tutorials that are to be followed during the
140 installation (such as LVM).
141 </p>
142
143 </body>
144 </section>
145 <section>
146 <title>Installation Guides</title>
147 <body>
148
149 <p>
150 The installation guides step you through the process of installing Gentoo
151 Linux 1.4. We support various installation approaches, depending on how much
152 of the system you want to custom-build from scratch.
153 </p>
154
155 <p>
156 The installation guides are available for the following architectures:
157 </p>
158
159 <table>
160 <tr>
161 <ti>x86</ti>
162 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-x86-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
163 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-x86-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
164 </tr>
165 <tr>
166 <ti>Alpha</ti>
167 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-alpha-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
168 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-alpha-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
169 </tr>
170 <tr>
171 <ti>HPPA</ti>
172 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-hppa-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
173 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-hppa-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
174 </tr>
175 <tr>
176 <ti>PPC</ti>
177 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-ppc-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
178 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-ppc-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
179 </tr>
180 <tr>
181 <ti>Sparc</ti>
182 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
183 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
184 </tr>
185 </table>
186
187 <p>
188 Most users will probably need the <b><uri link="gentoo-x86-install.xml">x86
189 Installation Guide</uri></b>.
190 </p>
191
192 <p>
193 Alpha-users are probably also interested in our <b><uri
194 link="gentoo-alpha-compaq-tools.xml">Compaq Alpha Tools Guide</uri></b>, which
195 explains how to set up the Compaq Tools package for Gentoo Alpha users.
196 </p>
197
198 </body>
199 </section>
200 <section>
201 <title>Other Installation Related Documentation</title>
202 <body>
203
204 <p>
205 For some people, the installation guide above doesn't suffice since their
206 environment doesn't permit them to boot from a LiveCD. To anticipate their
207 environments we provide the <b><uri link="altinstall.xml">Alternative
208 Installation Guide</uri></b> which lists the installation steps needed to install
209 Gentoo from another medium (distribution, bootable CD, network boot, etc.).
210 </p>
211
212 <p>
213 Users interested in using LVM should read up our <b><uri link="lvm.xml">LVM
214 Guide</uri></b> which explains what steps you have to go through to get your
215 LVM scheme up and running.
216 </p>
217
218 <p>
219 The <b><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade
220 Guide</uri></b> explains how to upgrade your Gentoo Linux 1.x systems to
221 Gentoo Linux 1.4.
222 </p>
223
224 </body>
225 </section>
226 </chapter>
227
228 <chapter>
229 <title>Gentoo System Documentation</title>
230 <section>
231 <title>Introduction</title>
232 <body>
233
234 <p>
235 The Gentoo System Documentation contains several guides about what makes
236 Gentoo Gentoo. This includes our init-system, Portage, USE-flags etc.
237 </p>
238
239 </body>
240 </section>
241 <section>
242 <title>Portage and Related Documentation</title>
243 <body>
244
245 <p>
246 The <b><uri link="portage-user.xml">Portage User Guide</uri></b> briefly covers how
247 to keep your packages up to date and how to maintain your installed software.
248 In other words: this guide tells you how to use <c>emerge</c>.
249 </p>
250
251 <p>
252 The <b><uri link="portage-manual.xml">Portage Manual</uri></b> provides a general
253 overview of Portage, detailed configuration information and an end user guide
254 to installing and maintaining packages using the Portage system. It is
255 far more extended than the Portage User Guide.
256 </p>
257
258 <p>
259 The <b><uri link="use-howto.xml">USE Howto</uri></b> introduces you to the ultimate
260 tool for customizing Gentoo -- USE flags. This howto helps you decide which
261 USE flags you need. It also describes the use of <c>etcat</c> to receive
262 more verbatim information regarding USE-flags on a package.
263 </p>
264
265 </body>
266 </section>
267 <section>
268 <title>Configuring Gentoo</title>
269 <body>
270
271 <p>
272 The <b><uri link="env.d-howto.xml">ENV.D Howto</uri></b> explains how to manage
273 environment variables (such as <path>$PATH</path>) and the dynamic linker
274 cache easily.
275 </p>
276
277 <p>
278 The <b><uri link="rc-scripts.xml">RC-Script Guide</uri></b> details our system
279 startup and service management scripts. Besides the regular
280 initscript-related items it also covers initscript dependencies and
281 support for virtuals.
282 </p>
283
284 </body>
285 </section>
286 <section>
287 <title>Gentoo Choices</title>
288 <body>
289
290 <p>
291 The <b><uri link="gentoo-kernel.xml">Kernel Guide</uri></b> lists the various
292 kernel sources Gentoo provides. Most of these kernels are maintained by
293 the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/kernel">Gentoo Kernel
294 Project</uri>.
295 </p>
296
297 </body>
298 </section>
299 </chapter>
300
301 <chapter>
302 <title>System Administration Documentation</title>
303 <section>
304 <title>Introduction</title>
305 <body>
306
307 <p>
308 The System Administration Documentation contains tutorials and guides on how to
309 install, configure and/or manage certain aspects of system administration.
310 Although the focus is on Gentoo systems, several of these guides can very well
311 be used by non-Gentoo users.
312 </p>
313
314 </body>
315 </section>
316 <section>
317 <title>General System Administration</title>
318 <body>
319
320 <p>
321 The <b><uri link="gentoo-security.xml">Gentoo Security Guide</uri></b> explains how
322 to harden a Gentoo Linux system against intruders and attacks. It
323 contains general security information (securing services, designing firewalls,
324 using IDS, kernel security etc.). For even tighter hardening please
325 visit the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened">Gentoo
326 Hardened</uri> website.
327 </p>
328
329 <p>
330 The <b><uri link="prelink-howto.xml">Prelinking Guide</uri></b> explains how to
331 enhance your system using prelink. With prelinking, bigger applications
332 start up faster.
333 </p>
334
335 <p>
336 The <b><uri link="ipv6.xml">IPv6 Guide</uri></b> shows how to setup IPv6 under
337 Gentoo Linux. IPv6 is the next Internet Protocol and is gaining
338 popularity widely.
339 </p>
340
341 <p>
342 The <b><uri link="uml.xml">User Mode Linux Guide</uri></b> shows how to use User-Mode
343 Linux under Gentoo Linux. User Mode Linux (UML) provides a nice feature
344 for Linux: Running Linux inside Linux (inside Linux inside Linux ...).
345 With UML, you can easily create virtual setups.
346 </p>
347
348 </body>
349 </section>
350 <section>
351 <title>Specific Administration Guides</title>
352 <body>
353
354 <p>
355 The <b><uri link="ldap-howto.xml">LDAP Authentification Howto</uri></b> explains how
356 to administer user accounts centralised using OpenLDAP.
357 </p>
358
359 <p>
360 The <b><uri link="openmosix-howto.xml">OpenMosix Howto</uri></b> describes step by
361 step how you can create a farm full of diskless openmosix nodes (a
362 cluster of several PCs).
363 </p>
364
365 <p>
366 The <b><uri link="ltsp.xml">LTSP Guide</uri></b> explains how to setup a Linux
367 Terminal Server with Gentoo.
368 </p>
369
370 <p>
371 The <b><uri link="distcc.xml">Distcc Guide</uri></b> informs you how to use distcc
372 for distributed compilations with Gentoo Linux.
373 </p>
374
375 <p>
376 The <b><uri link="devfs-guide.xml">DevFS Guide</uri></b> describes how DevFS works
377 and how to administer it.
378 </p>
379
380 <p>
381 The <b><uri link="printing-howto.xml">Printing Howto</uri></b> is a comprehensive
382 guide to Gentoo and printing.
383 </p>
384
385 <p>
386 The <b><uri link="openafs.xml">OpenAFS Guide</uri></b> documents the use and
387 installation of OpenAFS, a distributed network-based file sharing technology.
388 </p>
389
390 <p>
391 The <b><uri link="virt-mail-howto.xml">Virtual/Mailhost Howto</uri></b> is the
392 essential guide for any mail administrator. It covers the use of MySQL for
393 virtual users, webbased e-mail software, mailinglist software etc.
394 </p>
395
396 </body>
397 </section>
398 </chapter>
399
400 <chapter>
401 <title>Desktop Related Documentation</title>
402 <section>
403 <title>Introduction</title>
404 <body>
405
406 <p>
407 The Desktop Related Documentation contains our Desktop Configuration Guide
408 with several other desktop related documents, including several
409 application-specific guides.
410 </p>
411
412 </body>
413 </section>
414 <section>
415 <title>Desktop Configuration</title>
416 <body>
417
418 <p>
419 The <b><uri link="desktop.xml">Desktop Configuration Guide</uri></b> explains how to
420 set up a fully-functional Gentoo Linux desktop machine. This includes
421 configuring KDE/GNOME, Using e-mail, File Sharing (using Samba), etc.
422 </p>
423
424 <p>
425 The <b><uri link="alsa-guide.xml">ALSA Configuration Guide</uri></b> is a
426 comprehensive guide on how to install and use ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound
427 Architecture).
428 </p>
429
430 <p>
431 The <b><uri link="java.xml">Java Guide</uri></b> explains how Java is handled under
432 Gentoo Linux.
433 </p>
434
435 <p>
436 The <b><uri link="guide-localization.xml">Localisation Guide</uri></b> explains how
437 to localise Gentoo Linux for non-English users.
438 </p>
439
440 <p>
441 The <b><uri link="dri-howto.xml">Direct Rendering Howto</uri></b> explains how to get
442 3D acceleration working using XFree-DRM.
443 </p>
444
445 <p>
446 The <b><uri link="ati-faq.xml">ATI FAQ</uri></b> provides the answers to frequently
447 asked questions regarding ATI graphical cards.
448 </p>
449
450 </body>
451 </section>
452 <section>
453 <title>Application Specific Documentation</title>
454 <body>
455
456 <p>
457 The <b><uri link="nano-basics-guide.xml">Nano Basics Guide</uri></b> leads by example
458 to explain the basics of Nano.
459 </p>
460
461 <p>
462 The <b><uri link="vi-guide.xml">Vi Guide</uri></b> uses the cheatsheet method to
463 teach the basics of vi.
464 </p>
465
466 <p>
467 The <b><uri link="gnupg-user.xml">GnuPG User Guide</uri></b> is the definitive guide
468 on GnuPG.
469 </p>
470
471 <p>
472 The <b><uri link="guide-to-mutt.xml">Quickstart Guide to CLI E-mail Tools</uri></b>
473 explains how to use fetchmail, procmail, mutt, and nbsmtp.
474 </p>
475
476 <p>
477 The <b><uri link="cvs-tutorial.xml">CVS Tutorial</uri></b> documents the basics of
478 using CVS, the Concurrent Versioning System.
479 </p>
480
481 </body>
482 </section>
483 </chapter>
484
485 <chapter>
486 <title>Gentoo Development Documentation</title>
487 <section>
488 <title>Introduction</title>
489 <body>
490
491 <p>
492 Gentoo is a volunteer-driven distribution. It is therefor vital to have
493 high-quality development-related documentation available so that interested
494 users can easily learn how to help in the development of their favorite
495 distribution.
496 </p>
497
498 </body>
499 </section>
500 <section>
501 <title>Gentoo Development Policies</title>
502 <body>
503
504 <p>
505 The <b><uri link="policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Development Policy</uri></b> details
506 current policy for the creation of ebuilds.
507 </p>
508
509 <p>
510 The <b><uri link="gentoo-release-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Release Policy</uri></b>
511 details current policy for Gentoo Linux releases.
512 </p>
513
514 <p>
515 The <b><uri link="doc-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Documentation Policy</uri></b> details
516 current policy for the creation and editing of documentation.
517 </p>
518
519 </body>
520 </section>
521 <section>
522 <title>Development Related Documentation</title>
523 <body>
524
525 <p>
526 The <b><uri link="gentoo-howto.xml">Ebuild HOWTO</uri></b> explains how to create
527 ebuilds.
528 </p>
529
530 <p>
531 The <b><uri link="eclass-howto.xml">Eclass HOWTO</uri></b> shows how to create
532 ebuilds that support OOP-like inheritance features.
533 </p>
534
535 <p>
536 The <b><uri link="stage-building-guide.xml">Stage Building Guide</uri></b> details
537 the stage tarball creation process.
538 </p>
539
540 <p>
541 The <b><uri link="ebuild-submit.xml">Contributing Ebuilds Guide</uri></b> explains
542 how to submit user-authored ebuilds.
543 </p>
544
545 <p>
546 The <b><uri link="xml-guide.xml">GuideXML Guide</uri></b> documents the XML format
547 used in Gentoo Linux's web-based documentation.
548 </p>
549
550 </body>
551 </section>
552 </chapter>
553
554 <chapter>
555 <title>Other Documentation</title>
556 <section>
557 <body>
558
559 <ul>
560 <li>View our <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi">CVS repository</uri> if you need to look at our code and ebuilds.</li>
561 <li><b><uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/about.xml">About</uri></b> the Gentoo Project.</li>
562 <li>Gentoo's <b><uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/contract.xml">Social Contract</uri></b>.</li>
563 <li>More on the <b><uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/site.xml">XML projects</uri></b> Gentoo has gone through.</li>
564 <li>How to <b><uri link="rsync.xml">Mirror Gentoo : Rsync</uri></b>.</li>
565 <li>How to <b><uri link="source_mirrors.xml">Mirror Gentoo : Distfiles</uri></b>.</li>
566 <li>Gentoo Linux News (<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/rdf/en/gentoo-news.rdf">RDF</uri>, <uri
567 link="http://purl.org/net/syndication/subscribe/?rss=http://www.gentoo.org/rdf/en/gentoo-news.rdf">Subscribe</uri>).</li>
568 </ul>
569
570 </body>
571 </section>
572 </chapter>
573 </mainpage>

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