The use variable allows the system wide setting or deactivation of use flags in a space separated list while are set inside etcportagenf or for better fine grained per package control we. Reverse dns lookup find out which hostnames resolve to a given ip or other hostnames for the server. I would like to see what use flags you use to make the ideal kde gentoo box. The installation downloads all ros stacks in subdirectories inside the ros directory, one subdirectory for each stack in the rosinstall file. The reason is because the use flags are one of the most important features of gentoo. However, i want to do it in a different way from what is described in the guides my intended mirror is a hard drive, with the entire contents of gentoo and gentooportage from one of the online mirrors completely downloaded to it wih wget r. Packages describing mp3 as local use flag package mp3 flag description. Welcome to gentoo is rice, the volume goes to 11 here. Im building a virtual tile server to become part of my local network. Use flags are the technical feature of portage that brought me here from debian. They are a core feature of gentoo, and a good understanding of how to. Since i use gentoo mostly on servers, i do not use systemd, the most important reason to run. Gentoo is all about control and stability arch is all about minimalism, simplicity and bleedingedge. Use flags are the way gentoo organizes the compile time options.
When installing gentoo or any other distribution, or even operating system for. On freebsd is also the option of download already build. Sync custom package repository and the gentoo ebuild repository using eix. As we said use flags are a core feature of gentoo, and a good understanding of how to deal with them is needed for administering a gentoo system. Just look at what use flags you have enabled with emerge info, look up the use flags of which you dont know the meaning and afterwards just disable the ones you know you. Gentoo is a trademark of the gentoo foundation, inc.
Perhaps you develop gtk and thus you want documentation for it, but you dont want documentation for qt. You might also be interested in the functionality provided by ufed the gentoo linux use flags editor or profuse a more guioriented use flags editor, and gentoolkit which contains equery and the essential gentoo utility revdeprebuild. A local use flag is used by a single package to make packagespecific decisions. Once youve run a system for a month or two take a look at the useflags again and see if theres any you can trim out, or any youd like to add to disable features globally which can improve build times and disk bloat. It is second only to linux from scratch lfs in terms of how challenging it is for new users to set up some distros like exherbo and funtoo are similar in difficulty to gentoo, however. Slant debian gnulinux vs gentoo linux detailed comparison.
On the other hand, apptextglark requires ruby no matter what, so no use flag is used there. Should i use syslogng, metalog, or skip a system logger altogether. Use flag description list can be seen locally on systems with portage. If your chosen flags dont work with a particular library, installation will fail.
Mar 29, 2019 how to install gentoo linux from ubuntu. If you can not proceed with this step because of circular dependencies, missing use flags, and so on please report this behavior. Live environments and stage archives can be downloaded using the links below. Gentoo forums view topic bootable 64bit rpi3 gentoo. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Gentoo is a distribution of linux which is renowned for its customizability, complexity, package management, and general association with geekyness. Would you like to create an account you must confirm your email address before editing pages. For more information on the idea behind use flags and how to use them, please see our. Gentoo has binaries for very large packages and i think that is acceptable. If you accept one of the default flags, gentoo downloads binaries from the server. Make sure you have the xmlrpc and sqlite use flags set in your nf. Then rebuild the system from scratch using your new.
A single invocation of portages emerge command can update the local copy of the portage tree, search for a package, or download, compile, and install one or more packages and their dependencies. All packages providing a mp3 use flag 57 appcdrbrasero. Use linux file capabilities to control privilege rather than setid this is orthogonal to usecaps which uses capabilities at runtime e. In contrast, when i install a gentoo system, i enjoy the anxiety of choice.
Gentoo consists of text configuration files ebuilds that tell the package manager where to download the upstream source from, which patches to apply, and how to compile and install it. Compiling from scratch is really hyped, what makes gentoo cool is the technical merits like rcupdating and use flags. Use flags are keywords that embody support and dependencyinformation for a certain concept. Since the pentium mobile centrino used in some thinkpads supports the mmx and sse extensions of the insturuction set, using compile flags can speedup programs quite a bit. It also contains an adobeairruntime ebuild as necessary dependency. May 29, 2018 gentoo is used primarily by advanced users. The package manager manages a local package repository called the. A list of available use flags is available at the gentoo websites use flag index. Basic concepts on how to implement use flags can be found in the handbook. Just a console both of them compile the packages and not download the binary. If you want to use an external gd version and we will you must add gdexternal to your use flags in nf. Other example, if youre going to install gnome, its necessary even obvious that you will need gnome use flag. Installing gentoo linux on ryzen mobile ethan shen.
The action you have requested is limited to users in the group. One strength of gentoo is the ability to use global flags for code optimizing. The euse a l command does the same for active local use flags. We hope that with our support, the gentoo team will be able to respond faster to new releases and new features. A very early version of it was used to create the v9999 dev ebuild with nearly all components framed into use flags. Apr 14, 2019 you might also be interested in the functionality provided by ufed the gentoo linux use flags editor or profuse a more guioriented use flags editor, and gentoolkit which contains equery and the essential gentoo utility revdeprebuild. Download a gentoo live dvd 64bit for 64bit systems or 32bit for 32bit systems. Use flags may be set manually, or via userfriendly tools such as ufed use flag editor, which lists flags along with their description. In this case, gentoo downloads the binary files and installs those on the file system.
Well, use flags are pretty situational, so it really depends on what you wantneed. For more information on the idea behind use flags and how to use them, please see our documentation. Is it still possible to download source code from the internet, compile it. These ebuilds contain all the information necessary to automatically download a projects source, compile, and install it. This howto will also work for a real server just skip over the section on building a virtual guest operating system, and use the gentoo handbook directly to install gentoo on a. File etcportagee example with this location as a single file. Sure, you can submit issues and pull requests on both sites python 3. A changelog from the prior release image with upgrade instructions may be viewed here, but in summary.
Funtoo is, to say it in the authors own words who happens to be daniel robbins, the founder of gentoo linux, a gentoo linux variant which offers freshlybuilt gentoo linux stable stages using gentoos official stable branch. The following lines will download the ros source code using the rosinstall tool, and bootstrap the installation. This ebuild is not an official ebuild approved by gentoo, but only a guideline for the gentoo maintainers. However, if you decide to optimise, it can and will download all source packages and start compiling allthe programs and libraries on your system. On the other hand, apptextglark requires ruby no matter what, so no use. Installs scripts to be used on the serverside of this app.
Turns out the meson scripts are incomplete for now e. If you do, make sure that you use portage to recompile any programs that might take advantage of any use flag changes. Avoid unnecessary rebuilds when use flags only get added to or. Use flags is where the charm of gentoo says, which offers the possibility of streamlining the system, keeping the system tidy and maximizing efficiency. Gentoos is a little mess and what exactly are flags, i understood it on freebsd. In order to be matched, a use flag in a terminal element must be enabled or disabled if it has an exclamation mark prefix. Im just trying to narrow down my choices, and yet, still remain somewhat flexible, andor secure. Portageemerge is about the best package manager i have used. The builtin features can be set for individual packages, or globally, with socalled use flags. When installing gentoo or any other distribution, or even operating system for that matter users make choices depending on the environment they are working with. Use flags are categorised as either local or global. Gentoo uses the term sets emerge listsets to group ebuilds. Most linux distros consist of precompiled binary packages in.
This is a feature that sets gentoo apart from other distributions. The builtin features can be set for individual packages, or. If i choose syslogng, then i have a choice of 14 use flags for 214 possible configurations for just that package. If a package is not available for default, you can add other repositories as overlays on top of the default gentoo overlay. However, i want to do it in a different way from what is described in the guides my intended mirror is a hard drive, with the entire contents of gentoo and gentoo portage from one of the online mirrors completely downloaded to it wih wget r. Useful for tracking local use flags or for enabling use flags for certain packages only.
Im using gentoo linux, but it shouldnt be too hard to apply this article to another linux distribution. Do these proposed use flags for etcportagenf look reasonable. Gentoo forums view topic local mirror without setting. Funtoo is, to say it in the authors own words who happens to be daniel robbins, the founder of gentoo linux, a gentoo linux variant which offers freshlybuilt gentoo linux stable stages using gentoo s official stable branch. Dec 06, 2005 about gentoo user what use flags would make for the ideal home kde box. For more information on the idea behind use flags and how to use them, please see. Note that the gentoo profile already sets the appropriate chost. Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. One convention is to simply use the package name as the title for the child file. Gentoo forums view topic local mirror without setting up. A neat trick is to generate local metadata cache after syncing overlays. Local use flags for specific packages usrportageprofilesuse.
Download the overlay and extract it in usrlocalportage. Oct 24, 2010 just a console both of them compile the packages and not download the binary. The list of available global use flags can be found here or locally in usrportage. For gentoo users here is my overlay including the updated devolodlancockpit ebuild. Because of the vast amount of use flags that gentoo supports, it is not your job to. Gentoolkit is a suite of tools to ease the administration of a gentoo system. For example, in packages which use a configure script, the use flag feature would translate to. You can use a funtoo stage instead of a gentoo official stage if you want. Here we will try to collect all the odds and ends so as to help users more effectively utilize portage. You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reasons. Yes, imho its ok to install software into usrlocal if you know what you. I figure that a guide to setting up an uptodate tile server on gentoo will be useful, so here it is. To update your local copy of sageon gentoo simply type.
Use flags are to control optional dependencies and settings which the user may reasonably want to select. Tip if e is preexisting as a directory opposed to a single file, packages can have their local use flags modified by simply creating files under the e directory. My advice would be for your first couple of builds, stick to the smallest useflag set that will get the job done. The installation downloads all ros stacks in subdirectories inside the ros directory, one subdirectory for each stack in the rosinstall file first install rosinstall using pip advanced options for pip. For example, if youre compiling the system for a notebook without bluetooth, its obvious that you can turn off support to bluetooth through use flags. The adobeairruntime ebuild has been taken from steamoverlay. Sets runtime dependencies to support decoding mp3 audio. The use flags are what give you control over your system. Any file naming convention can work, however it is wise to implement a coherent naming scheme. During the installation of a package, portage will download the necessary. I think gentoo is no longer gentoo if it is completely binary, even if that is in addition to source.1025 922 878 1040 1359 1550 1459 1426 69 194 1483 282 631 537 356 844 343 849 912 988 744 127 1476 304 1278 465 144 1496 904 677 1145 1410 1123 970 1022 1055 941 1480 1200 392 196 846 968