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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.47</version> 11<version>1.48</version>
12<date>2005-05-17</date> 12<date>2005-05-18</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Welcome to Portage</title> 15<title>Welcome to Portage</title>
16<body> 16<body>
17 17
18<p> 18<p>
19Portage is probably Gentoo's most notable innovation in software management. 19Portage is probably Gentoo's most notable innovation in software management.
20With its high flexibility and enormous amount of features it is frequently seen 20With its high flexibility and enormous amount of features it is frequently seen
21as the best software management tool available for Linux. 21as the best software management tool available for Linux.
22</p> 22</p>
23 23
24<p> 24<p>
25Portage is completely written in <uri link="http://www.python.org">Python</uri> 25Portage is completely written in <uri link="http://www.python.org">Python</uri>
26and <uri link="http://www.gnu.org/software/bash">Bash</uri> and therefore fully 26and <uri link="http://www.gnu.org/software/bash">Bash</uri> and therefore fully
27visible to the users as both are scripting languages. 27visible to the users as both are scripting languages.
214<pre caption="Locating package documentation"> 214<pre caption="Locating package documentation">
215# <i>ls -l /usr/share/doc/alsa-lib-1.0.9_rc3</i> 215# <i>ls -l /usr/share/doc/alsa-lib-1.0.9_rc3</i>
216total 28 216total 28
217-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 669 May 17 21:54 ChangeLog.gz 217-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 669 May 17 21:54 ChangeLog.gz
218-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9373 May 17 21:54 COPYING.gz 218-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9373 May 17 21:54 COPYING.gz
219drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 8560 May 17 21:54 html 219drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 8560 May 17 21:54 html
220-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 196 May 17 21:54 TODO.gz 220-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 196 May 17 21:54 TODO.gz
221 221
222<comment>(Alternatively, use equery to locate interesting files:)</comment> 222<comment>(Alternatively, use equery to locate interesting files:)</comment>
223# <i>equery files alsa-lib | less</i> 223# <i>equery files alsa-lib | less</i>
224media-libs/alsa-lib-1.0.9_rc3 224media-libs/alsa-lib-1.0.9_rc3
225* Contents of media-libs/alsa-lib-1.0.9_rc3: 225* Contents of media-libs/alsa-lib-1.0.9_rc3:
226/usr 226/usr
227/usr/bin 227/usr/bin
228/usr/bin/alsalisp 228/usr/bin/alsalisp
229 &lt;&lt;output truncated&gt;&gt; 229<comment>(Output truncated)</comment>
230</pre> 230</pre>
231 231
232</body> 232</body>
233</subsection> 233</subsection>
234<subsection> 234<subsection>
235<title>Removing Software</title> 235<title>Removing Software</title>
236<body> 236<body>
237 237
238<p> 238<p>
239When you want to remove a software package from your system, use <c>emerge 239When you want to remove a software package from your system, use <c>emerge
240--unmerge</c>. This will tell Portage to remove all files installed by that 240--unmerge</c>. This will tell Portage to remove all files installed by that
241package from your system <e>except</e> the configuration files of that 241package from your system <e>except</e> the configuration files of that
242application if you have altered those after the installation. Leaving the 242application if you have altered those after the installation. Leaving the
243configuration files allows you to continue working with the package if you ever 243configuration files allows you to continue working with the package if you ever
244decide to install it again. 244decide to install it again.

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