emerge is the main command of the Portage package manager used by Gentoo.

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Forwardticks in example command in `man emerge`: local misconfiguration or typo?

In Manpage of EMERGE it is stated: To find files that need to be updated in /etc, type find /etc -iname ´._cfg????_´* Taking a closer look at it (copy-pasted from terminal -- not from the online ...
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Portage on Gentoo how to view available software versions?

I would like to install program foo using emerge on a Gentoo system; so I simply use emerge foo to install and portage selects the most current version of that software that's in its repository. If I ...
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How to avoid emerge recalculating dependencies after adding required keywords/uses?

While emerge --autounmask-writes followed by a etc-update basically automates adding additional keywords and use flags, running emerge afterwards (without any other modifications) will again calculate ...
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Emerge on Gentoo fails with “Multiple package instances within a single package slot have been pulled … in”. How can I resolve this?

I'm trying to install Google Chrome on my recent Gentoo box. But emerge is throwing some errors that are way over my head. I genuinely don't know what the problem even is. !!! Multiple package ...
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What does the (-) in 'abi_x86_32(-)' signify in an ebuild?

In the process of updating my Gentoo system, I've run into something I don't understand. Wine is requesting app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-soundlibs, which in turn requests ...
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Emerge freezes on raspberry pi without error message

I am trying to install raspberrypi-userland to my gentoo system with the command emerge --ask raspberrypi-userland on my raspberry pi. I am well aware that without cross-compile environment this ...
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Is it safe to `emerge -uavDN @world` while working?

In a related question, a few answers ("Yes", "...no problem", "typically... no problem") verify that it is safe to perform emerge -uavDN @world while working. Is it really so (for Funtoo/Gentoo)?
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How to differ between build-dependencies and usage-dependencies?

Some dependencies of packages are only required for compilation, while others are required for actual usage. As an example, I happen to know net-misc/unison does require dev-lang/ocaml only for ...
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econf fails when installing pth

I'm just starting out with Gentoo and I'm getting a bit stuck installing programs with Portage. It's wonderful and automatic except when it isn't. Many of the programs I try to install (git, gedit, ...
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Emerge ParseError with any parameters

I tried to install a program via emerge, it only gives me this ParseError: Invalid token '${.CURDIR}' (not '='): /etc/make.conf: line 22 in /etc/make.conf I understand there must be a mistake in ...
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Using ABI_X86 in Gentoo

For one reason or another (I've been busy, I guess), it's been months since I've updated my Gentoo system. And, as you can imagine, this means there's a lot of packages (and USE changes) I need to go ...
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Gentoo - problem with setting services up (KDE 4.10)

I have a problem with Gentoo. I have installed Gentoo in VirtualBox and it works perfectly. I have learned a lot about Gentoo, how to compile everything, how to set Gentoo for my needs. But now I ...
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Is there a way to prevent emerge --sync from deleting files from the portage tree?

Although PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS, a make.conf option, allows one to change the rsync options but removing --delete from it causes emerge to fail. I think with it remarking about missing md5-cache entries ...
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Gentoo how to compile LVM statically linked?

A Gentoo install still in the livecd stage (unable to boot so far) fails to emerge LVM statically. I need a statically compiled lvm in order to use it in my initrd. My make.conf: CFLAGS="-O2 ...
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How to disable portage LICENSE checks

Whenever I install a package with an EULA, portage asks me to add it to package.license: The following license changes are necessary to proceed: (see "package.license" in the portage(5) man page for ...
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package.use equivalent for VIDEO_CARDS, ABI_X86, etc

You can configure USE flags per package in /etc/portage/package.use. Is there an equivalent for similar flags like ABI_X86 or VIDEO_CARDS?
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How can I download all the software ( funtoo git repository) for offline use of funtoo, similiar to apt-mirror

I am working on a ship so once at sea I have no internet. The idea is to clone the complete git repository so that I can still install software when offine. I am using apt-mirror with debian which ...
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Gentoo: How to update from one portage only?

I have an overlay alone with the default portage. Basically, I want to emerge only the updates from the main portage when I run emerge world -unD, and emerge the extra packages from the overlay ...
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Present USE flags upon emerging a package in gentoo

I was wondering if there are any tools to present the compile time options/ flags of a package in Gentoo when emerging. I am referring to something like this
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Safely uninstall a package in Gentoo

I wanted to uninstall a specific package in Gentoo and browsed through the emerge man page. I found the --unmerge option: WARNING: This action can remove important packages! Removes all ...
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On Gentoo, how do I rebuild all packages depended on some other package?

I made mistake and changed perl non-threaded version to threaded by unmerge first, change USE flags to include ithreads and emerge perl again. Now most packages depending on perl are broken. How do I ...
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On Gentoo is there a way to find a list of installed packages which doesn't have other packages depended on them?

On Gentoo, is there a way to find a list of installed packages which doesn't have other packages depended on them (so called leaf packages)? Or, is there analog of pkg-orphan FreeBSD utility?
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On Gentoo how do I find list of packages installed after some specific date?

I have Gentoo VM that I use to test different puppet recipes and I frequently need to remove packages to bring it to clean initial state. While I could do this by hand when there are only few packages ...
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How to install multiple versions of the same package in Gentoo?

I would like to install two (or more) versions of the same packages on my Gentoo system. I know for sure there won't be any file clash, since there very few files installed and each of them is named ...