Portage is Gentoo Linux's package management system.

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Upgrading portage on gentoo fails

upon emerge portage, got following error: /var/tmp/portage/sys-apps/portage-2.1.11.62/temp/environment: line 2273: /dev/fd/62: No such file or directory * ERROR: sys-apps/portage-2.1.11.62 failed ...
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Install specific version of package (postgresql) along with most recent version on gentoo

I upgraded our gentoo server, got lost in the messages and, to make the story short, I ended up removing my postgresql 9.1 BEFORE I run a pg_upgrade to 9.2.. Then I discovered that pg_upgrade requires ...
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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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Sharing distfiles between FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Gentoo

Currently I have a few FreeBSD servers with one of them acting as build box sharing its /usr/ports and /usr/ports/distfiles (as separate file systems) through NFS. Recently I've added OpenBSD and ...
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Layman overlays and Puppet

We're starting to use Puppet as a way of managing configuration across our various servers. We have a Portage repository with a few packages of our own, with each machine using Layman to manage the ...
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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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How to choose python version to install in gentoo

I'm using linux gentoo and i want to install python2.5 but it's a problem. emerge -av python shows These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! [ebuild ...
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gentoo zlib removed = portage corrupted

Hello I'm using gentoo not for a long time and have made such mistake: I've removed zlib package from system. Now i've got my portage system corrupted: # emerge --sync Traceback (most recent call ...
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How to mark all packages under dev-ruby/ with keywords “~amd64” in portage?

I would like to use the ~amd64 test branch for dev-ruby/* packages.
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Gentoo Portage, why PostgreSQL 8.4 is named as postgresql-base?

Where does the -base come from? Why the word base, as version 8.1 is simply named postgresql.
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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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Install coverage-3.0.1 to gentoo

I have installed coverage-2.85 version, but I need coverage-3.0.1 I have last version of portage. [I] dev-python/coverage Available versions: 2.77 2.85 {test} Installed versions: ...
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Gentoo emerge a package gives 404s - Do I need to --sync?

I've got a gentoo server here. It hasn't been upgraded in a good long while. I just tried to emerge a package, and it tries to download things, but all fails with 404. I can get other web access fine. ...
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Preventing specific packages from getting installed in Gentoo?

I want to install some package with not very useful dependencies (for example I want xorg-x11 without any xterm, xclock etc) and when I try to put dependencies in package.mask portage just complains ...
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Can I stop a Gentoo “emerge world” to add a feature or use flag I forgot?

Can I stop a Gentoo "emerge world" to add a feature or use flag I forgot? If so, how much pain am I in for, and what steps would you recommend for safely getting the system back on its feet? Thanks.
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While gentoo is doing emerge update world, can I safely work in another terminal window (ALT-F3 for example)?

Got a new Gentoo installation, and doing a long emerge update world. I noticed that the other terminal windows are still available (ALT-F2, ALT-F3, etc.). Is it safe for me to work in them while the ...
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Optimal procedure to upgrade Gentoo Linux?

This is how I have been upgrading Gentoo for a long time. Is this the recommended method? Any gotchas or better methods to use? emerge --sync emerge -uDav --tree world emerge -av --depclean ...