emerge is the definitive command-line interface to the Portage system. It is primarily used for installing packages, and can automatically handle any dependencies that the desired package has. There are at least two distributions which widely use this tool: gentoo and funtoo.

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Packages to rebuild after upgrading gcc on gentoo systems

Which packages should be rebuilt after upgrading gcc on a gentoo system? Is it sufficient to run # emerge -a --oneshot `equery depends gcc |awk '{print " ="$1}'` as suggested similar for perl in ...
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How to summarize error messages of an emerge run?

An update on a gentoo system with # emerge --update --newuse --deep --keep-going @world creates lots of text on the console. Error messages and warnings appear between less important informative ...
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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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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 ...