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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 three distributions which widely use this tool: Calculate, Funtoo and Gentoo Linux.

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How do you emerge the world set? I think you are probably missing the -u flag. $ emerge -u @world …
answered Nov 18 '16 by Flow
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As jimmij pointed out, you can select a particular version by prefixing the package atom with an equals ('=') sign. But you can also tell emerge which overlay to use. I we assume that there exists … an ebuild for x11-libs/bamf-0.5.0 in two or more overlays, you could select an particular overlay by appending ::<overlayName> to the end of the package atom. For example emerge -a x11-libs/bamf::elementary or with the version specified emerge -a =x11-libs/bamf-0.5.0::elementary …
answered Feb 27 '15 by Flow
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Using EIX_LIMIT=0 emerge -1auvDNt -j2 --verbose-conflicts =dev-lang/perl-5.22* $(eix '-I#' virtual/perl-*) I was able to update Perl from 5.20 to 5.22 on my system. Source: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7593286.html#7593286 …
answered Oct 16 '16 by Flow
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There is a reason this ebuild got deleted from the main tree. If your goal is to keep the ebuild because you want to be able to build them after they are deleted from the main tree, then I suggest you …
answered Jul 8 '13 by Flow