dcsimg
Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.




More on LinuxToday


Linux.com: Gentoo Portage Secrets

Aug 12, 2006, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aleksey Aleksyeyav)

WEBINAR:
On-Demand

Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame


[ Thanks to lh8 for this link. ]

"Gentoo Linux is perhaps the most-used source-based Linux distribution. One secret to its success is the powerful and handy Portage package management system. While Gentoo comes with extensive documentation covering most aspects of using Portage, the techniques described in Gentoo's handbook and other documentation are not always the most effective ones. Here are some insider tips that can greatly increase your productivity.

"Before you install a package, you usually look for it via Portage's search capabilities. Portage's emerge utility has --search and --searchdesc options, but using them is not enjoyable, because they take a long time to run. That's why we've seen the emergence of third-party search front ends for Portage, such as esearch and eix..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: