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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 8:11 pm    Post subject: Breakmygentoo.net - Quick howto Reply with quote

edited a few things - let's call it 1.1


Preface - Installing unstable/untested software can break your system. Should you decide to do this, you may find that your system has - crashed, burned, blown up, or other number of other horrible things. For the most part however, in my experience with using unstable packages the results are great, and you get to have the latest and greatest everything. Your milage may very. Good luck.

1) Go to http://www.breakmygentoo.net

2) Click on "The Ebuilds" at the top

3) Locate the Ebuild you'd like to install

4) Download it.

5) cd /usr/local/portage (check /etc/make.conf for the PORTDIR_OVERLAY variable - /usr/local/portage is default, and highly reccomended that you *DO NOT* change this variable to use /usr/portage)

6) tar -xvjf /path/to/our.ebuild.tar.bz2

7) When you extracted your ebuilds, you'll see that it created directories in /usr/local/portage. These directories may look something like - "gnome-base" or "net-www". What you'll need to do is look for the package that you've selected to install. The easy way to do this is by doing the following -

find . |grep packagename

8) emerge /path/to/package.ebuild


You may at this point find that you have dependencies that are masked - there are two different things that may resolve this.

1-
a) Edit - /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask
b)Look for the packages listed as masked.
c)Add a '#' in front of the line containing the packages you need.

If the package is not listed then go to 2.

2-
a)If your package isn't in package.mask then execute this -

ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge /path/to/package

This tells emerge that it's ok to temporarily accept packages that would otherwise be masked.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted this because I searched all over for some sort of help with doing this last night, and found zarro results ;). Let me know if I missed anything.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shouldn't this be posted on their site as well?

Edit: :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good guide here would be...

If you don't know how to install 3rd party ebuilds and work with an overlay dir in portage - you shouldn't be messing with it yet, you are probably not ready.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovechild wrote:
A good guide here would be...

If you don't know how to install 3rd party ebuilds and work with an overlay dir in portage - you shouldn't be messing with it yet, you are probably not ready.


I didn't know how to do it, but I'm a very experienced linux user, I work for a Linux Software company (http://www.wirex.com), and I've been running linux as my primary desktop for years. With that in mind I'd hardly say that I'm not ready. I had to figure out most of this on my own - I figured it would be a good resource for those who might be having trouble adapting to Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovechild wrote:
A good guide here would be...

If you don't know how to install 3rd party ebuilds and work with an overlay dir in portage - you shouldn't be messing with it yet, you are probably not ready.


Bahh! Download it. Install it. Blow your system up then come here for some help and learn a whole lot about linux in the process. :-D

That's what I love about Gentoo and these forums. The massive learning potential helped along by getting your hands dirty and occasionally falling on your face.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great guide kRock! Can we use this on the site?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to use the PORTDIR_OVERLAY variable and put your experimental ebuilds in /usr/local/portage to protect your ebuilds from getting fried when you emerge sync.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah Krock --- We'd love your permission to link to this thread from our site atm, and then later patch it up into a real HOWTO....great job!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vagabond wrote:
You might want to use the PORTDIR_OVERLAY variable and put your experimental ebuilds in /usr/local/portage to protect your ebuilds from getting fried when you emerge sync.

Vag


Yeah! I left the name of the variable out of the instructions. Good eye ;).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

karl11 wrote:
Yeah Krock --- We'd love your permission to link to this thread from our site atm, and then later patch it up into a real HOWTO....great job!

Karl


Please do ;). Let me know if I can be of any assitance writing up the HOWTO, and what format you'd like it in.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Preliminary FAQ can be located at http://k-rock.spack.org/breakfaq.html - Also I believe that karl is sticking it up on the site tonight as well.

Please send all feedback my way! Thanks y'all.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see this thread is from 2003. I can't find the download ebuild link on the breakmygentoo site. All I can find is info about downloading their entire portage overlay tree which is not what I want. I just want the lateest Evolution build to see if it works with the latest free ximian connector.

I have looked in the subversion directory and it appears that there are no tar- ed ebuild anymore. How will I donwload and install only the ximian-mail component?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mxc wrote:
I see this thread is from 2003. I can't find the download ebuild link on the breakmygentoo site. All I can find is info about downloading their entire portage overlay tree which is not what I want. I just want the lateest Evolution build to see if it works with the latest free ximian connector.

I have looked in the subversion directory and it appears that there are no tar- ed ebuild anymore. How will I donwload and install only the ximian-mail component?
Emerge gentoolkit-dev. Edit /etc/gensync/bmg-main.syncsource to your liking. Then gensync bmg-main. Then edit /etc/make.conf to add an overlay for whatever directory you specified in the config file. Then emerge away.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thebell wrote:
mxc wrote:
I see this thread is from 2003. I can't find the download ebuild link on the breakmygentoo site. All I can find is info about downloading their entire portage overlay tree which is not what I want. I just want the lateest Evolution build to see if it works with the latest free ximian connector.

I have looked in the subversion directory and it appears that there are no tar- ed ebuild anymore. How will I donwload and install only the ximian-mail component?
Emerge gentoolkit-dev. Edit /etc/gensync/bmg-main.syncsource to your liking. Then gensync bmg-main. Then edit /etc/make.conf to add an overlay for whatever directory you specified in the config file. Then emerge away.


That doesn't really solve his problem, but infact there is no solution to his problem. Packages aren't available in seperate tarballs, only as overlays. It is much easier for us that way.
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