Updated bash script and generally
Originally posted on Linux Tidbits:
I’ve been using Gentoo for about two years now and I took notes on managing my box. These are those notes. If you’re interested in installing Gentoo take a look at Gentoo Quick Install.
Update: bash script
This section is an addition. I’ve since created a bash script that does many of the functions and make reading the rest less necessary. The script is self-explanatory: link.
Gentoo Linux uses a package management system called Portage. Portage offers one of the most extensible and customizable package systems available in Linux.
Update all packages on the computer. This process involves: syncing Portage, creating a text file to review updates, updating the system, merging new configuration files, remove orphaned dependencies.
Sync the portage tree
emerge --sync # or eix-sync # preferrable for faster searches (eix search)
Examine update before install
emerge --pretend --verbose --update --newuse --deep @world…
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