Emerge is the main command-line tool of the Portage package management system used by the Linux distribution Gentoo. Portage manages BSD-inspired ports ports.

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Portage on Gentoo how to view available software versions? [migrated]

I would like to install program foo using emerge on a Gentoo system; so I simply use emerge foo to install and portage selects the most current version of that software that's in its repository. If I ...
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Can't update scala on Gentoo

As I wanted to test Scala 2.9.2 on my gentoo system I tried updated the package but ended up with this error. I can't figure out where the problem may be: Calculating dependencies ...... done! ...
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Gentoo emerge from a list with USE flags and specific version

I've got a list of packages from a Gentoo server, like that: [...snip...] media-libs/libsdl-1.2.13 -X -aalib -alsa -arts -custom-cflags -dga -directfb -esd -fbcon -ggi -libcaca -nas -noaudio ...
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emerge only prints it's parameters along with “Wrong gcc version” message

Our gentoo server has been left in inconsistent state. I don't know what have been done wrong previously, but now I need to fix the system somehow. I've tried to do revdep-rebuild, but it has failed: ...
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How to emerge different versions , ebuilds of php

I'm trying to compile a lower version of php (5.2) as gentoo is selecting 5.3 and i'm having some coding issues with the new version nano /etc/portage/package.use =dev-lang/php-5.2.14 ~amd64 still ...
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Installing mod_proxy for apache on Gentoo

I just switched over to working with a gentoo server, and am having problems installing apache with mod_proxy. I've gone over many of the documents for using the USE command but haven't figured out ...
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Prevent emerge from downgrading packages

I have a lot of packages (>10) installed with ~amd64 keyword and I want to keep my base system stable. But emerge -uD world will downgrade all unstable package. I want solution for emerging only ...
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mysql emerge error upon compiling.. is that normal?

* configure: WARNING: unrecognized options: --with-plugindir, --without-plugin-example, --without-plugin-ibmdb2i, --without-plugin-ndbcluster, --witho$ * configure: WARNING:$ unrecognized options: ...
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Can't emerge fish - dependency htmlview returns 404 or fails on rmd160 verification

Does anyone know how to fix this? I've tried running emerge --sync, but that didn't have any effect. When I download the file manually and move it to /usr/portage/distfiles, I get the error "Failed on ...
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Minimizing emerge impact on a low-mem/high load system?

Any best practices on minimizing system performance impact during emerging?