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49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation 49 Linux 1.4_rc4. The Gentoo Linux installation process supports various installation
50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from 50 approaches, depending upon how much of the system you want to custom-build from
51 scratch. 51 scratch.
52 </abstract> 52 </abstract>
53<version>2.6.1</version> 53<version>2.6.1</version>
54 <date>22 June 2003</date> 54 <date>25 June 2003</date>
55 <chapter> 55 <chapter>
56 <title>About the Install</title> 56 <title>About the Install</title>
57 <section> 57 <section>
58 <body> 58 <body>
59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well 59 <p>This new boot CD will boot from nearly any modern IDE CD-ROM drive, as well
1113 </chapter> 1113 </chapter>
1114 <chapter> 1114 <chapter>
1115 <title>Getting the Current Portage Tree using sync</title> 1115 <title>Getting the Current Portage Tree using sync</title>
1116 <section> 1116 <section>
1117 <body> 1117 <body>
1118 1118<p>In order to maximize the downloadspeed, you should now select rsync- and distfiles mirrors. To simplify this task, we have a tool called <c>mirrorselect</c>. Issue the following two commands:</p>
1119
1120<pre caption="Selecting a mirror">
1121<comment>First we have mirrorselect select 5 close mirrors for us.</comment>
1122# <i>mirrorselect -a -s5</i>
1123<comment>Now we select an rsync-mirror ourselves:</comment>
1124# <i>mirrorselect -i -r</i>
1125</pre>
1126
1119<p>Now, you will need to run <c>emerge sync</c>. This command tells Portage to download 1127<p>Now, you will need to run <c>emerge sync</c>. This command tells Portage to download
1120the most recent copy of the Gentoo Linux Portage tree. 1128the most recent copy of the Gentoo Linux Portage tree.
1121The Portage tree 1129The Portage tree
1122contains all the scripts (called ebuilds) used to build every package 1130contains all the scripts (called ebuilds) used to build every package
1123under Gentoo Linux. Currently, we have ebuild scripts for close to 4000 packages. Once <c>emerge sync</c> 1131under Gentoo Linux. Currently, we have ebuild scripts for close to 4000 packages. Once <c>emerge sync</c>

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