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I have enabled developer mode, and I can access the shell, but I don't have the emerge command, I remember reading that ChromeOS is built on Gentoo.

How can I get a package manager on ChromeOS?

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I discovered the dev_install command, it sets up emerge, the Gentoo package manager.

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Are you able to install most Gentoo packages using this? I'm interested in installing custom Unix packages on Chrome OS as well. – Suman Srinivasan Dec 10 '13 at 18:32
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No, it was frustratingly limited. – tlehman Dec 10 '13 at 18:53
    
Thanks for the pointer! I guess crouton + a full Ubuntu install is the way to go then! – Suman Srinivasan Dec 10 '13 at 19:01

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