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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Do I need Stage3 if I want to install Gentoo offline? Reply with quote

I think I have to have Stage3 in order to install package offline.Is this right?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Do I need Stage3 if I want to install Gentoo offline? Reply with quote

kontrang999 wrote:
I think I have to have Stage3 in order to install package offline.Is this right?

Not only, also all packages (with dependencies) emerged during installation (e.g.: gentoo-sources, grub,...).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: Do I need Stage3 if I want to install Gentoo offline? Reply with quote

kontrang999 wrote:
I think I have to have Stage3 in order to install package offline.Is this right?
In theory yes IMO. But you'll probably miss the kernel sources.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you do need stage3, this tarball provides gentoo toolkit and is the base for the default gentoo - you only need kernel to make it work.
However, even though it is technically possible to install gentoo without internet connection, it's not somethin you actually want to do unless you're some sort of masochist.
It's much easier to do that on-line, and then take the system offline, once it's ready to go.
This way does not require as much resources and planing as an offline install would.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kontrang999,

Heres a sneakernet guide from 2006.

The main change is that /etc/make.conf is now /etc/portage/make.conf
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the first few years that I used Gentoo I installed off line, but I didn't update my installations;
just re-installed with a new stage3 and portage snapshot every six months.

I ended up with a bunch of bash/awk shell scripts which automated a lot of the download stuff,
so that I could fetch packages when on-line with a fast connection, and then build them later
on the Gentoo machine.

Still, it's a lot easier to build on line - at least to fetch the packages that you need, for building later.
However, offline is entirely possible.

Good luck - Will
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