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YPenguin
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Gentoo-Install: How I did it. Reply with quote

I recently did a fresh install of an ~amd64 system (successful).

The method that I would recommend:

Use a handheld device like an iPad (in my case) and browse to the
Gentoo Handbook.
Then complete each step of the installation manual without haste.

I installed KDE with traditional OpenRC as this is still easier than Systemd
(Gnome 3.8 wants Systemd).

I recommend -march=native -O2 -pipe as optimization flags.

One problem that took me long to solve was the localization.
Please be aware that it is not sufficient to uncomment the provided locales
suggestions. You will want to add a UTF-8 locale for your language or
experience problems.
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gerard27
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi YPenguin,
Welcome to Gentoo.
Clever idea.
However you can also use "sysrescuecd".
Look at my sig.
Gerard.
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To install Gentoo I use sysrescuecd.Based on Gentoo,has firefox to browse Gentoo docs and mc to browse (and edit) files.
The same disk can be used for 32 and 64 bit installs.
You can follow the Handbook verbatim.
http://www.sysresccd.org/Download
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Maintenance Reply with quote

To maintain the system I do the following each day:

log in as root and type:

emerge --sync
This updates the portage tree and is a required step to install updates.

Then I have a micro-shellscript with only one line (I have named it 'systemupdate'):
emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse --ask world

Running that (./systemupdate) will show all updates and ask if you want to install them.

I usually answer yes and the rest of the update process completes automatically.

This way my system is 100% up to date.
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jonathan183
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Maintenance Reply with quote

For installation I use SystemRescueCD, which also comes in handy for when I break things.
YPenguin wrote:
emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse --ask world

I use
Code:
emerge --sync
emerge -avuDNf world

to download all required files for updating the system and world
Code:
emerge -avuDN system
emerge -avuDN world

and follow it up with
Code:
dispatch-conf

to deal with config files that are affected by the update. I also usually run rkhunter and tripwire so I know if flagged issues are related to the update ;-)
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