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3<!DOCTYPE mainpage SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE mainpage SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4<mainpage id="docs"> 4<mainpage id="docs">
5 <title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title> 5 <title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title>
6 <author title="Author"> 6 <author title="Author">
7 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 7 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
14 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail> 14 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
15 </author> 15 </author>
16 <author title="Editor"> 16 <author title="Editor">
17 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 17 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
18 </author> 18 </author>
19 <version>2.20</version> 19 <version>2.21</version>
20 <date>March 27, 2004</date> 20 <date>April 11, 2004</date>
21 21
22<chapter> 22<chapter>
23<title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title> 23<title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title>
24<section> 24<section>
25<title>Available Languages</title> 25<title>Available Languages</title>
132<title>Gentoo Handbook</title> 132<title>Gentoo Handbook</title>
133<body> 133<body>
134 134
135<p> 135<p>
136The Gentoo Documentation Project has started with the <uri 136The Gentoo Documentation Project has started with the <uri
137link="handbook/handbook.xml">Gentoo Handbook</uri> development. Currently, the 137link="handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri> development. Currently, the
138first two parts (<uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=1">Installing 138first two parts (<uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1">Installing
139Gentoo</uri> and <uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2">Working with 139Gentoo</uri> and <uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2">Working with
140Gentoo</uri>) are finished and have reached the "official" stage. Users are 140Gentoo</uri>) are finished and have reached the "official" stage. Users are
141encouraged to use the installation instructions from the Handbook and <uri 141encouraged to use the installation instructions from the Handbook and <uri
142link="http://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Docs-user">bug</uri> us with 142link="http://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Docs-user">bug</uri> us with
143their experience (please use the <e>Handbook</e> component). 143their experience (please use the <e>Handbook</e> component).
144</p> 144</p>
145 145
146<p> 146<p>
147More information can be found on the <uri link="handbook/index.xml">Gentoo 147More information can be found on the <uri link="handbook/">Gentoo
148Handbook Effort</uri> homepage. 148Handbook Effort</uri> homepage.
149</p> 149</p>
150 150
151</body> 151</body>
152</section> 152</section>
171<section> 171<section>
172<title>Installation Guides</title> 172<title>Installation Guides</title>
173<body> 173<body>
174 174
175<p> 175<p>
176The part on <b><uri link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook.xml?part=1">Installing
177Gentoo</uri></b> in our <b><uri link="/doc/en/handbook/index.xml">Gentoo 176The first part of our <b><uri link="/doc/en/handbook/index.xml">Gentoo
178Handbook</uri></b> explains how to install Gentoo on your system. It contains 177Handbook</uri></b> explains how to install Gentoo on your system. Each
179instructions for all users, all architectures. 178architecture-specific version contains instructions for all users.
180</p> 179</p>
181 180
182<p> 181<p>
183For experienced users we also have Quick Installation Reference documents: 182For experienced users we also have Quick Installation Reference documents:
184</p> 183</p>
205environment doesn't permit them to boot from a LiveCD. To anticipate their 204environment doesn't permit them to boot from a LiveCD. To anticipate their
206environments we provide the <b><uri link="altinstall.xml">Alternative 205environments we provide the <b><uri link="altinstall.xml">Alternative
207Installation Guide</uri></b> which lists the installation steps needed to install 206Installation Guide</uri></b> which lists the installation steps needed to install
208Gentoo from another medium (distribution, bootable CD, network boot, etc.). 207Gentoo from another medium (distribution, bootable CD, network boot, etc.).
209</p> 208</p>
210<!-- Doc needs updating for LVM2 and 2.6 kernels (also 2.4 <-> 2.6 coop) 209
211<p> 210<p>
212Users interested in using LVM should read up our <b><uri link="lvm.xml">LVM 211Users interested in using LVM2 should read up our <b><uri link="lvm2.xml">LVM2
213Guide</uri></b> (implemented in the Gentoo Handbook) which explains what steps 212Guide</uri></b> which explains the steps required to get your LVM2 scheme up
214you have to go through to get your LVM scheme up and running. 213and running.
214</p>
215
215</p> 216<p>
216--> 217As our installation instructions allow for great flexibility, there are many
218tips and tricks that can be persued during the installation. We have a <b><uri
219link="gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml">Gentoo/x86 Installation Tips 'n
220Tricks</uri></b> document online (which also contains interesting Tips 'n Tricks
221for other architectures).
222</p>
223
217<p> 224<p>
218The <b><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade 225The <b><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade
219Guide</uri></b> explains how to upgrade your Gentoo Linux 1.x systems to 226Guide</uri></b> explains how to upgrade your Gentoo Linux 1.x systems to
220Gentoo Linux 1.4. 227Gentoo Linux 1.4.
221</p> 228</p>
240Gentoo Gentoo. This includes our init-system, Portage, USE-flags etc. 247Gentoo Gentoo. This includes our init-system, Portage, USE-flags etc.
241</p> 248</p>
242 249
243<p> 250<p>
244The Gentoo Handbook has a part on <uri 251The Gentoo Handbook has a part on <uri
245link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2">Working with Gentoo</uri> which contains 252link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2">Working with Gentoo</uri> which contains
246information on Portage, USE flags, the Gentoo Init system and environment 253information on Portage, USE flags, the Gentoo Init system and environment
247variables. 254variables.
248</p> 255</p>
249 256
250</body> 257</body>
252<section> 259<section>
253<title>Portage and Related Documentation</title> 260<title>Portage and Related Documentation</title>
254<body> 261<body>
255 262
256<p> 263<p>
257The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">Portage and 264The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">Portage and
258Software</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook briefly covers how to keep 265Software</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook briefly covers how to keep
259your packages up to date and how to maintain your installed software. In other 266your packages up to date and how to maintain your installed software. In other
260words, this chapter tells you how to use <c>emerge</c>. 267words, this chapter tells you how to use <c>emerge</c>.
261</p> 268</p>
262 269
267to installing and maintaining packages using the Portage system. It is 274to installing and maintaining packages using the Portage system. It is
268far more extended than the Portage User Guide. 275far more extended than the Portage User Guide.
269</p> 276</p>
270 277
271<p> 278<p>
272The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE Flags</uri></b> 279The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE Flags</uri></b>
273chapter in the Gentoo Handbook introduces you to the ultimate 280chapter in the Gentoo Handbook introduces you to the ultimate
274tool for customizing Gentoo -- USE flags. This howto helps you decide which 281tool for customizing Gentoo -- USE flags. This howto helps you decide which
275USE flags you need. It also describes the use of <c>etcat</c> to receive 282USE flags you need. It also describes the use of <c>etcat</c> to receive
276more verbose information regarding USE-flags on a package. 283more verbose information regarding USE-flags on a package.
277</p> 284</p>
281<section> 288<section>
282<title>Configuring Gentoo</title> 289<title>Configuring Gentoo</title>
283<body> 290<body>
284 291
285<p> 292<p>
286The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=6">Environment 293The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=6">Environment
287Variables</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook explains how to manage 294Variables</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook explains how to manage
288environment variables (such as <path>$PATH</path>) and the dynamic linker 295environment variables (such as <path>$PATH</path>) and the dynamic linker
289cache easily. 296cache easily.
290</p> 297</p>
291 298
292<p> 299<p>
293The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=5">Initscripts</uri></b> 300The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=5">Initscripts</uri></b>
294chapter in the Gentoo Handbook details our system 301chapter in the Gentoo Handbook details our system
295startup and service management scripts. Besides the regular 302startup and service management scripts. Besides the regular
296initscript-related items it also covers initscript dependencies and 303initscript-related items it also covers initscript dependencies and
297support for virtuals. 304support for virtuals.
298</p> 305</p>
635<table> 642<table>
636<tr><th>Frequently Asked Questions</th></tr> 643<tr><th>Frequently Asked Questions</th></tr>
637<tr><ti><uri link="faq.xml">Gentoo FAQ</uri></ti></tr> 644<tr><ti><uri link="faq.xml">Gentoo FAQ</uri></ti></tr>
638<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri></ti></tr> 645<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri></ti></tr>
639<tr><th>Installation Related Documentation</th></tr> 646<tr><th>Installation Related Documentation</th></tr>
640<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=1">Installing Gentoo</uri></ti></tr> 647<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri></ti></tr>
641<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-x86-quickinstall.xml">Gentoo x86 Quick Installation Rerefence</uri></ti></tr> 648<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-x86-quickinstall.xml">Gentoo x86 Quick Installation Rerefence</uri></ti></tr>
642<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-sparc-quickinstall.xml">Gentoo sparc Quick Installation Rerefence</uri></ti></tr> 649<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-sparc-quickinstall.xml">Gentoo sparc Quick Installation Rerefence</uri></ti></tr>
643<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-alpha-compaq-tools.xml">Compaq Alpha Tools Guide</uri></ti></tr> 650<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-alpha-compaq-tools.xml">Compaq Alpha Tools Guide</uri></ti></tr>
644<tr><ti><uri link="altinstall.xml">Alternative Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr> 651<tr><ti><uri link="altinstall.xml">Alternative Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr>
645<!--<tr><ti><uri link="lvm.xml">LVM Guide</uri></ti></tr>--> 652<tr><ti><uri link="lvm2.xml">LVM2 Guide</uri></ti></tr>
653<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml">Gentoo/x86 Tips 'n Tricks Document</uri></ti></tr>
646<tr><ti><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade Guide</uri></ti></tr> 654<tr><ti><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade Guide</uri></ti></tr>
647<tr><ti><uri link="genkernel.xml">Genkernel Guide</uri></ti></tr> 655<tr><ti><uri link="genkernel.xml">Genkernel Guide</uri></ti></tr>
648<tr><th>Gentoo System Documentation</th></tr> 656<tr><th>Gentoo System Documentation</th></tr>
649<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">Portage and Software</uri></ti></tr> 657<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">Portage and Software</uri></ti></tr>
650<tr><ti><uri link="portage-manual.xml">Portage Manual Guide</uri></ti></tr> 658<tr><ti><uri link="portage-manual.xml">Portage Manual Guide</uri></ti></tr>
651<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE Flags</uri></ti></tr> 659<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE Flags</uri></ti></tr>
652<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=6">Environment Variables</uri></ti></tr> 660<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=6">Environment Variables</uri></ti></tr>
653<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook.xml?part=2&amp;chap=5">Initscripts</uri></ti></tr> 661<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=5">Initscripts</uri></ti></tr>
654<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel Guide</uri></ti></tr> 662<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel Guide</uri></ti></tr>
655<tr><th>System Administration Documentation</th></tr> 663<tr><th>System Administration Documentation</th></tr>
656<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-security.xml">Gentoo Security Guide</uri></ti></tr> 664<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-security.xml">Gentoo Security Guide</uri></ti></tr>
657<tr><ti><uri link="prelink-howto.xml">Prelinking Howto</uri></ti></tr> 665<tr><ti><uri link="prelink-howto.xml">Prelinking Howto</uri></ti></tr>
658<tr><ti><uri link="ipv6.xml">IPv6 Guide</uri></ti></tr> 666<tr><ti><uri link="ipv6.xml">IPv6 Guide</uri></ti></tr>
659<tr><ti><uri link="uml.xml">User Mode Linux Guide</uri></ti></tr> 667<tr><ti><uri link="uml.xml">User Mode Linux Guide</uri></ti></tr>
660<tr><ti><uri link="selinux-uml-guide.xml">SELinux UML Guide</uri></ti></tr> 668<tr><ti><uri link="selinux-uml-guide.xml">SELinux UML Guide</uri></ti></tr>
661<tr><ti><uri link="ldap-howto.xml">LDAP Authentification Howto</uri></ti></tr> 669<!-- <tr><ti><uri link="ldap-howto.xml">LDAP Authentification Howto</uri></ti></tr> -->
662<tr><ti><uri link="openmosix-howto.xml">OpenMosix Guide</uri></ti></tr> 670<tr><ti><uri link="openmosix-howto.xml">OpenMosix Guide</uri></ti></tr>
663<tr><ti><uri link="diskless-howto.xml">Diskless Guide</uri></ti></tr> 671<tr><ti><uri link="diskless-howto.xml">Diskless Guide</uri></ti></tr>
664<tr><ti><uri link="ltsp.xml">LTSP Guide</uri></ti></tr> 672<tr><ti><uri link="ltsp.xml">LTSP Guide</uri></ti></tr>
665<tr><ti><uri link="distcc.xml">DistCC Guide</uri></ti></tr> 673<tr><ti><uri link="distcc.xml">DistCC Guide</uri></ti></tr>
666<tr><ti><uri link="devfs-guide.xml">DevFS Guide</uri></ti></tr> 674<tr><ti><uri link="devfs-guide.xml">DevFS Guide</uri></ti></tr>

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