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77the system you want to custom-build from scratch. 77the system you want to custom-build from scratch.
78</abstract> 78</abstract>
79 79
80<license/> 80<license/>
81 81
82<version>2.6.22</version> 82<version>2.6.23</version>
83<date>October 25, 2003</date> 83<date>October 26, 2003</date>
84 84
85<chapter> 85<chapter>
86<title>About the Install</title> 86<title>About the Install</title>
87<section> 87<section>
88<title>Introduction</title> 88<title>Introduction</title>
1725customize the optimization and optional build-time settings to use on your 1725customize the optimization and optional build-time settings to use on your
1726Gentoo Linux system. Portage will use these settings when compiling any 1726Gentoo Linux system. Portage will use these settings when compiling any
1727programs for you. To do this, edit the file <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. In 1727programs for you. To do this, edit the file <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. In
1728this file, you should set your USE flags, which specify optional 1728this file, you should set your USE flags, which specify optional
1729functionality that you would like to be built into packages if available; 1729functionality that you would like to be built into packages if available;
1730generally, the defaults (an <e>empty</e> or unset USE variable) are 1730generally, the defaults (an <e>empty</e> or unset USE variable) are fine.
1731fine. More information on USE flags can be found <uri 1731More information on USE flags can be found in the <uri
1732link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/use-howto.xml">here</uri>. A complete list 1732link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/use-howto.xml">Gentoo Guide to USE
1733of current USE flags can be found <uri 1733flags</uri>. A complete list of current USE flags can be found in the <uri
1734link="http://www.gentoo.org/dyn/use-index.xml">here</uri>. 1734link="http://www.gentoo.org/dyn/use-index.xml">Gentoo Linux Use Variable
1735Descriptions</uri> document.
1735</p> 1736</p>
1736 1737
1737<p> 1738<p>
1738If you are starting from a stage1 tarball, You also should set appropriate 1739If you are starting from a stage1 tarball, You also should set appropriate
1739CHOST, CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS settings for the kind of system that you are 1740CHOST, CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS settings for the kind of system that you are
2042own kernel or use the <c>genkernel</c> utility to configure and compile your 2043own kernel or use the <c>genkernel</c> utility to configure and compile your
2043kernel automatically. 2044kernel automatically.
2044</p> 2045</p>
2045 2046
2046<p> 2047<p>
2047Whether configuring a kernel by hand or using <c>genkernel</c>, 2048Whether configuring a kernel by hand or using <c>genkernel</c>, you'll need
2048you'll need to merge the Linux kernel sources you'd like to use. 2049to merge the Linux kernel sources you'd like to use. Gentoo provides
2049Gentoo provides several kernel ebuilds; a list can be found 2050several kernel ebuilds; a list can be found in the <uri
2050<uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">here</uri>. If you are uncertain 2051link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Linux Kernel Guide</uri>. If you are
2051which kernel sources to choose, we advise using <c>gentoo-sources</c>. 2052uncertain which kernel sources to choose, we advise using
2052If you want XFS support, you should choose <c>xfs-sources</c> or 2053<c>gentoo-sources</c>. If you want XFS support, you should choose
2053<c>gs-sources</c>. Gentoo's LiveCD uses <c>gs-sources</c> and 2054<c>xfs-sources</c> or <c>gs-sources</c>. Gentoo's LiveCD uses
2054<c>xfs-sources</c>. There is also a <c>gaming-sources</c> kernel optimized 2055<c>gs-sources</c> and <c>xfs-sources</c>. There is also a
2055for game-playing responsiveness that works wonderfully for this purpose when 2056<c>gaming-sources</c> kernel optimized for game-playing responsiveness that
2056the "Preemptible kernel" option is enabled. 2057works wonderfully for this purpose when the "Preemptible kernel" option is
2058enabled.
2057</p> 2059</p>
2058 2060
2059<p> 2061<p>
2060Choose a kernel and then merge as follows: 2062Choose a kernel and then merge as follows:
2061</p> 2063</p>
2407# <i>emerge -k app-admin/msyslog</i> 2409# <i>emerge -k app-admin/msyslog</i>
2408# <i>rc-update add msyslog default</i> 2410# <i>rc-update add msyslog default</i>
2409</pre> 2411</pre>
2410 2412
2411<impo> 2413<impo>
2412If you chose <c>metalogd</c>, please read <uri link="faq.xml#doc_chap6_sect3">this FAQ</uri> on metalogd's buffering. 2414If you chose <c>metalogd</c>, please read <uri
2415link="faq.xml#doc_chap6_sect3">Chapter 6, Section 3 of the Gentoo Linux
2416FAQ</uri> on metalogd's buffering.
2413</impo> 2417</impo>
2414 2418
2415<p> 2419<p>
2416Now, you may optionally choose a cron package that you would like to use. 2420Now, you may optionally choose a cron package that you would like to use.
2417Right now, we offer dcron, fcron and vcron. If you do not know which one to 2421Right now, we offer dcron, fcron and vcron. If you do not know which one to
2432<comment>You do not need to run <i>crontab /etc/crontab</i> if using vcron.</comment> 2436<comment>You do not need to run <i>crontab /etc/crontab</i> if using vcron.</comment>
2433</pre> 2437</pre>
2434 2438
2435<p> 2439<p>
2436For more information on starting programs and daemons at startup, see the 2440For more information on starting programs and daemons at startup, see the
2437<uri link="/doc/en/rc-scripts.xml">rc-script guide</uri>. 2441<uri link="/doc/en/rc-scripts.xml">Gentoo Linux Init System</uri> Guide.
2438</p> 2442</p>
2439 2443
2440</body> 2444</body>
2441</section> 2445</section>
2442</chapter> 2446</chapter>
3255file directly, you should generally make changes to the files in 3259file directly, you should generally make changes to the files in
3256<path>/etc/modules.d</path>. 3260<path>/etc/modules.d</path>.
3257</note> 3261</note>
3258 3262
3259<p> 3263<p>
3260If you have any questions or would like to get involved with Gentoo Linux 3264If you have any questions or would like to get involved with Gentoo Linux
3261evelopment, consider joining our gentoo-user and gentoo-dev mailing lists 3265development, consider joining our gentoo-user and gentoo-dev mailing lists
3262(more information on our <uri 3266(more information on our <uri
3263link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/lists.xml">mailing lists</uri> page). 3267link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/lists.xml">mailing lists</uri> page).
3264We also have a handy <uri 3268We also have a handy <uri
3265link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Desktop configuration 3269link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Desktop Configuration
3266guide</uri> that will help you to continue configuring your new Gentoo Linux 3270Guide</uri> that will help you to continue configuring your new Gentoo Linux
3267system and a useful <uri 3271system and a useful <uri
3268link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/portage-user.xml">Portage user guide</uri> 3272link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/portage-user.xml">Portage User
3269to help familiarize you with Portage basics. You can find the rest of the 3273Guide</uri> to help familiarize you with Portage basics. You can find the
3270Gentoo Documentation <uri 3274rest of the Gentoo Documentation on our <uri
3271link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/docs.xml">here</uri>. If you have any 3275link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/docs.xml">Gentoo Linux User
3276Documentation Resources</uri> page. If you have any other questions
3272other questions involving installation or anything for that matter, please 3277involving installation or anything for that matter, please check the <uri
3273check the Gentoo Linux <uri
3274link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/faq.xml">FAQ</uri>. Enjoy and welcome to 3278link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/faq.xml">Gentoo Linux FAQ</uri>. Enjoy
3275Gentoo Linux! 3279and welcome to Gentoo Linux!
3276</p> 3280</p>
3277 3281
3278</body> 3282</body>
3279</section> 3283</section>
3280</chapter> 3284</chapter>

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