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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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Gentoo Linux Still Popular Today? [closed]

I have installed Gentoo Linux on a Thinkpad T42 and an earlier version Acer Laptop. But it has been years, installation on one laptop after another. I even planned to go further to install Funtoo ...
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Why is =sys-libs/glibc-2.16's --enable-kernel is ignored on Gentoo Linux?

I'm trying to build eglibc support for old kernels, 2.6.9 in this case. So I set NPTL_KERNEL_VER in make.conf, and during configuration phrase I can see the --enable-kernel=2.6.9 parameter But this ...
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Migrating from Funtoo to Gentoo on a running system

I have a Funtoo system now, but want to migrate (back) to Gentoo. If possible keeping a usable system during the installation (not rebuilding from scratch using a live CD). Both systems should be ...
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ACPId suspend-to-ram: can you specify waking up using keyboard events?

This is Gentoo Linux with OpenRC (updated to systemd later on), and ACPI + some power management features in the kernel for Intel. ACPId is up and running. I can suspend to ram using: echo -n "mem" ...
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Complete system hang on umount and `ls /dev/sd*`

I have a portable hard drive which I mount on /mnt/ext. Normally it works fine. But if I leave it mounted with no activity for sufficiently long, it can cause my system to completely hang. This has ...
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Gentoo Linux portage USE flags: what is the difference between removing a default vs. not having a default, how do the defaults compare, no-multilib?

Gentoo Linux portage relies on USE flags to customize compiling options for software. Here's an example showing how to organize USE flags in a make.conf file: # ************ USE ************** # ...
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How to query installed packages with specific use flag?

I want to query a installed package, and it must have specified use flag: e.g. eix -I curl:use flag Currently I am using grep to filter the output. I want to know if it is possible to do it in ...
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Why can my gentoo systemd installation only execute files as root?

If I try to login as any other user, via su it says 'permission denied'. If I use su -l it says 'canot cd to /home/<user>'. Logging in via the tty just kicks anyone without a message out except ...
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Is there a way to “stabilize” past built unstable Gentoo binary packages without rebuilding?

Here's the scenario: build some ~amd64 package versions on your binhost later those same package versions go stable in portage, so no version bumps involved even if packages are listed stable in ...
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How to start ipsec on Gentoo after migrated to systemd?

My system is Gentoo 64bit, and is using systemd as the initialization system. After I migrated to systemd, I found there's not service to start ipsec. I tried to run /etc/init.d/ipsec, but it says it ...
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Gentoo: Display stays black after inactivity (ThinkPad T60p, ATI FireGL)

I've freshly installed Gentoo on my ThinkPad T60p. The graphics card is an ATI FireGL v5200, so I configured the Kernel to use KMS with radeon selected and included R300_cp.bin as the firmware. ...
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Suspend-to-ram fails on Gentoo with i915

I am struggling with suspend-to-ram on my Acer Aspire V3 772G with Gentoo. My configuration: Gentoo 3.12.5 kernel (.config) /etc/portage/make.conf Portage world file 1) It works in Windows 7 and ...
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Chromium with ~20 opened tabs freezes my laptop

As the title says, when I have about 20 opened tabs of Chromium I see the hard disk starts writing and everything start to freeze. I have to 'killall' Chromium. Previously I had installed ...
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Arch Linux and Windows

I know this place maybe isn't the best place to ask for help with this specific question, but I guess you can help. I have a UEFI system with partitions arranged as follows: #  # /etc/fstab: static ...
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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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Chromium 32.0.1700.19 cannot display Chinese title

My system is Gentoo 64bit, Chromium 32.0.1700.19. With Chromium 31, it was able to display Chinese in the title correctly. But since version 32, Chinese are displayed as blank in the title, while the ...
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Multiple display works in Linux Mint Live CD but not my Gentoo installation

I tried to connect a VGA display to my Gentoo laptop and use multi-display. However, the two screens behave like one big screen instead of two separate ones. That is, if I maximize a window, it ...
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why gentoo livecd can not detect the linked network card?

The original os is Ubuntu 12.04, machine has 4 network cards, and the first netcard is linked. If use ethtool, will get Link detected: yes. When I use gentoo livecd to start, and config network, I ...
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PyOpenCL and Mesa Radeon driver

I'm trying to run pyopencl with the open source radeon drivers on gentoo. The package compiles fine, but every time I try to import the pyopencl module, I get an error telling me that the ...
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Gentoo/mdadm: Remove 1 disk from RAID 0 array

The server has a 7-disk RAID 0 array, and sdf is starting to die. Is there a way to remove sdf while keeping the array intact? # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 14T ...
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How to globally enable all of Gentoo's bash completions at once?

eselect bashcomp enable unfortunately seems to lack a --all option, and I certainly don't want to manually activate each of the 194 entries. Can this be automated somehow, and set up such that ...
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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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Sabayon - mysql (and other services) won't start

It's a fresh install of Sabayon Linux. I installed mysql (equo install dev-db/mysql), configured it (emerge --config ...), but it doesn't start using /etc/init.d script: # /etc/init.d/mysql start * ...
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PHP appears to be encountering segfault when using finfo_file method

I have encountered a strange bug. When trying to determine mime type of file using Fileinfo (http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.finfo-file.php) extension, PHP (or Apache? see below.) is appearing ...
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How can I install Gentoo in this situation

Why does it nessesary to coincide the release version of stage3 and minimal install CD? Or can I install Gentoo with old minimal CD, but current stage?
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tweaking the gentoo livecd for a 100% headless install

I am trying to enable ssh and a create a static root password for the live-cd. While the process seems quite obvious, I haven't been able to get a bootable image out of it. SSH-enabled gentoo livecd ...
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Which package currently provides nmblookup command on Gentoo?

I currently installed samba on my gentoo server with following USE="acl client fam python upcall winbind" emerge -1 samba But could not find the nmblookup utility after install. The samba package ...
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Excessively high memory usage reported (3 GB) after reboot

Brief problem description: A 64-bit Gentoo on Intel Core-2 Q6600 reports about 3GB used out of 8GB total memory after reboot. This memory is neither claimed by any process, nor is it used by ...
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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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Hugin 2012 build fail on Gentoo

My system is Gentoo amd64, up to date. [I] dev-libs/boost Available versions: 1.49.0-r2 (~)1.52.0-r6(0/1.52) (~)1.53.0(0/1.53) [M](~)1.54.0(0/1.54) {debug doc icu mpi +nls python static-libs ...
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Customize ebuild in Gentoo within the portage tree

How can I customize an ebuild in Gentoo without maintaining a customized package in own overlay? The case is that I need to mark compiled binaries with paxctl. But there are about 100 of such ...
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How to configure polkit with KDE?

My system is Gentoo amd64, KDE 4.11, and lightDM. I updated my system recently, and found out my user account can't shutdown from KDE. The function is disappeared. I looked for a long time, and I ...
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Gentoo and Systemd: Can openrc be uninstalled without breaking other packages?

I switched my Gentoo system from openrc to systemd, and everything seems to run fine as long as both are installed. Nevertheless, after emerge --depclean, which removes openrc, the gentoolkit program ...
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What is freezing my desktop every second (like clockwork)?

Recently, after using my desktop machine for a day or so, the oddest thing will start happening: Every second, the desktop will briefly freeze, then continue, like a heartbeat. The interval is one ...
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Change lightdm background

Seen similar question many times on AskUbuntu, but most answers was bout unity-helpers or gconf ...canonical... etc, so this actually doesn't seem to work. The problem is that I decided to move to ...
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couchdb doesn't start

I installed couchDB under Sabayon with help of Rigo and followed this instruction ( http://guide.couchdb.org/draft/source.html ): xyz@wp01 ~ $ su Password: wp01 xyz # chown -R couchdb:couchdb ...
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Gentoo 3.8.13 x86_64 Update problem

I am trying to perform full system update for my Gentoo 3.8.13 x86_64 emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse world But I am getting the following error !!! Problem resolving dependencies ...
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Unable to install Texmaker on Gentoo 3.8.13

I am using Gentoo 3.8.13 x86_64. I am trying to install Texmaker but I am facing some problem. emerge -av texmaker These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... ...
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Prevent dhcpcd from setting hostname

How to prevent dhcpcd from setting hostname got from server? Change of it breaks a lot of things (including X session). My current distribution is Gentoo, init system is systemd and dhcpcd is spawn ...
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Gnome clock on UTC, not local

My OS is Gentoo. My Hardware Clock is set to UTC. The date command returns the correct time and timezone (EDT). However, my GNOME clock is set to UTC. I have 2 clocks, one at Internet Time, and one ...
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Diagnoising a hardware issue on linux

I have a laptop that completly turns its self off after an unpredictable amount of time. It also doesn't allow for its self to turn it back on after a period of time. To me this sounds like an issue ...
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Gentoo mounting root as read only, why?

I just did a Gentoo fresh install but when I boot it the root filesystem mounts as read only. Once I login I can remount it with mount -o remount,rw / but it's not even recognizing my hostname. ...
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How to use all buttons of SteelSeries Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse in Xorg (GNOME)?

I've a problem with my mouse on Gentoo. The normal buttons (left/right/wheel and previous/next) work, but the other buttons are not recognized by x. I tried in xev and using them does not do anything. ...
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VDPAU library not found

I want to try this VAAPI backend for VDPAU. I have compiled mplayer with vdpau in Gentoo Linux (amd64) but I get this error: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object ...
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How to package software in Funtoo/Gentoo?

I am new in Funtoo/Gentoo. Where do I start learning how to create my own "packages"? For example, I have done the following to get the source code of Bespin, a Style for Qt4, derived from the Style ...
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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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What is the equivalent of apt-file in portage, if any? [duplicate]

Hunting for dependencies when compiling software from the scratch is practically unavoidable. In Debian-based Linux distributions which use the apt-get utility to manage packages, there is also a nice ...