[SATLUG] gentoo, emerge and updates to portage
robertc3 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 30 18:28:02 CDT 2006
Actually, emerge --sync just syncs the portage tree - the packages that are
available to gentoo (what you get when you do emerge <package>).
As for what portage is.. from: http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/about.xml
Portage is also a package building and installation system. When you want to
install a package, you type emerge packagename, at which point Portage
automatically builds a custom version of the package to your exact
specifications, optimizing it for your hardware and ensuring that the
optional features in the package that you want are enabled -- and those you
don't want aren't.
You need to emerge portage to update that installation system.
If your syncs are timing out, you might want to choose a different mirror.
Do "emerge mirrorselect" and then run mirrorselect to help automatically
choose some mirrors.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Travis H." <solinym at gmail.com>
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 4:38 PM
Subject: [SATLUG] gentoo, emerge and updates to portage
> So I'm installing gentoo, and when I run "emerge --sync", it times
> out. I fixed that by capturing the rsync command it's running and
> running it manually with --timeout set to something higher than 180.
> When emerge --sync finishes, it tells me there's an update to portage
> and I should update that immediately. Isn't that what emerge --sync
> is doing? The manual implies so. Why do I keep getting this error?
> What am I missing?
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