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Portage is the default package management system of Gentoo Linux and its derivative distributions such as Calculate and Funtoo Linux. By default it compiles software from source code following the instructions found in a specialized type of shell script known as an ebuild.

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Where to find old portage snapshots for Gentoo upgrade?

I would like to upgrade an old installation (2018) of Gentoo. I tried installing the current portage snapshot but I got (way too) many package conflicts that I could not resolve. So I thought that a ...
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How to do custom build of git with portage

I would like to add a 'profile' local flag for my git install that uses the profile build options referenced here: https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/INSTALL According to the INSTALL file, I ...
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download packages for offline gentoo update

I have a machine with gentoo that does not have internet access but I want to install a few packages on it. I do not have another machine with gentoo, how does one download packages for it? google ...
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Gentoo Portage / ebuild: Overwrite file permissions

I am currently writing an ebuild for a third-party application which is not in the Gentoo portage tree. I am using fowners and fperms in the src_install() section after make install to set correct ...
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Predictable UIDs of users created in the process of portage package installation

Adding users is specified in portage ebuild files using the enewuser function. Some ebuilds call this function with a specific UID (second argument), others either don't provide the argument or ...
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Gentoo Linux - “emake” failed: No rule to make target '3'. Stop

I am trying to install Gentoo, where, according to the Handbook, says to update the world set. I get this (truncated for character limit): pqueue.h => ../../include/openssl/pqueue.h make[2]: ...
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Analogue of AUR for gentoo

Is there a portage extension with user installation scripts like the AUR for Archlinux. I’m curious about Gentoo, and so far every distribution I’ve come across, be it Debian or red hat based, has ...
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Gentoo how to Install all items within a package

Is it possible to install items in a package category like games-rpg/ using a single portage command? I've tried using things like games-rpg/* but I have not managed to get anything working so far.
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emerge install package with flag which not in ruby_targets

$ emerge --info | grep ruby ..... RUBY_TARGETS="ruby23" ...... And I run emerge with --newuse and --deep, it will ask me to add use flag with ruby22. These packages are not in @system. These ...
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Dependency conflict while upgrading Gentoo

When I tried to upgrade my Gentoo system, I had got following errors: WARNING: One or more updates/rebuilds have been skipped due to a dependency conflict: sys-libs/zlib:0 (sys-libs/zlib-1.2.11-...
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Gentoo portage. How to find out why some particular package is installed?

Well, some packages are installed by my explicit request. These packages are listed in /var/lib/portage/world. But there are packages installed because they required by some of these explicitly ...
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What exactly term ATOM means in Gentoo Portage?

This question is not about text editor named 'atom'. Protage man pages use the term 'ATOM', but I can't find a definition of this term and got confused. I understand that atom describes a package, ...
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Why /etc/portage/package.use lines do not work installing Openshot?

On Funtoo Linux I has no sense how to solve requirements. I added lines but again and again I cannot run openshot installation # tail -n 5 /etc/portage/package.use >=x11-libs/libXcursor-1.1.14 ...
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Failed to emerge dev-libs/boost-1.65.0

I've got a following error while installing dev-libs/boost-1.65.0: >>> Install boost-1.65.0 into /var/tmp/portage/dev-libs/boost-1.65.0/image/ category dev-libs * abi_x86_64.amd64: running ...
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Failed to emerge net-fs/samba-4.7.0-r1

I'm trying to update Gentoo to unstable. I executed emerge @preserved-rebuild because virtualbox-guest-additions install fails. emerge @preserved-rebuild stopped and threw error while Samba compiling. ...
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Gentoo failed to emerge sys-devel/prelink-20130503

I'm trying to install app-emulation/wine Gentoo package using command: sudo WINE_COMMIT="wine-2.0-rc5" STAGING_COMMIT="v2.0-rc5" emerge -av '=app-emulation/wine-9999' but compilation of sys-devel/...
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Getting a list of package names that are available to be installed in Portage

I'm working on a Chromebook. Since Chrome OS is based on Gentoo, the package management system that is available in developer mode is Portage. emerge is the command to use to install packages, but it ...
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How to upgrade Gentoo to use the latest versions of all installed software, including those with blank keywords?

I know how to upgrade Gentoo to use the latest version of all installed software marked with the testing keyword, namely by editing the ACCEPT_KEYWORDS line in /etc/portage/make.conf to: ...
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How to work around a error in an eclass file located in a Gentoo overlay?

(cross-posting from the Gentoo forum) I try editing the .eclass file in order to correct the error, but it seems my edits are being defeated by a cache somewhere. The initial error occurs when I run ...
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Install Japanese input method on exGENT [closed]

I installed exGENT Xfce in VirtualBox. I'd like to install fcitx, fcitx-configtool, fcitx-anthy. An error message will be issued as below. !!! /etc/portage/make.profile is not a symlink and will ...
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How to use two profiles in Gentoo the correct way?

What is the right way to use two profiles in Gentoo? Should I simply add the absolute path of the two profiles (e.g. the profile paths of systemd and hardened) to /etc/portage/make.profiles/parent? E....
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python3_5 in PYTHON_TARGETS not working in Gentoo?

I've added PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_5 python3_4" to my /etc/portage/make.conf. When trying to install any program that supports python targets the following happens: sudo emerge --ask dev-...
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How to allow unstable while preferring stable packages in gentoo?

Building on my previous question, I'd like a more automatic way of allowing unstable packages when there is no stable version in the tree, but otherwise using stable versions. My reading of the docs, ...
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How to emerge world, including overlays, in gentoo

I recently noticed that emerging world does not upgrade packages obtained with layman. I have been syncing with layman, and in fact many of the overlay packages currently installed are no longer in ...
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Gentoo: cannot install sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.4.6, no error message

I am trying to install Gentoo on an old laptop following the online handbook. I got as far as installing the kernel sources (see here): the installation with emerge --ask sys-kernel/gentoo-sources ...
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Gentoo: how can I emerge a package while keeping previous resume data?

Let's suppose in Gentoo Linux I'm emerging a lot of packages with parallel emerging enabled, and one of them fails because compiling its source code takes a lot of RAM, so the compiler ran into an out-...
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Make Portage install non-free software after confirmation

So, in my make.conf I have ACCEPT_LICENSE="@FREE" variable set up, but I still want to use some proprietary software. Best case scenario would be Portage warning that the software I'm going to install ...
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Gentoo emerge blocked package issue

It seems that package clamav prevents itself from upgrade. Portage is up to date and portage tree is synchronized. Is anybody knows ho to solve this issue with blocking package in gentoo? # emerge -...
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Which package in Gentoo provides xmlcatalog command?

I got xmlcatalog not found error. I think I removed some system packages by mistake. Which package provides this tool? Is there a place online that I can check?
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Does Portage rebuild full packages when updating?

When I update a Gentoo system, does Portage fetch new sources, extract them and recompile everything from scratch, or does it extract it to existing sources and compile only changed files?