Emerge updating configuration files
Documentation: About Gentoo Linux User Docs Developer Docs Other Docs Philosophy Installation: Gentoo Handbook Resources: Mailing lists Discussion forums Official Gentoo IRC channels Security Announcements Online package database Developer List Bugzilla bug tracker Download Mirrors Daily CVS Change Log View our CVS via the web Performance benchmarks Graphics: Logos and themes Icons Screen Shots Miscellaneous Resources: Gentoo Linux Store Gentoo-hosted projects IBM d W/Intel article archive Gentoo is a Linux based operating system (OS) for computers (x86, Power PC, Ultra Sparc and Alpha).This distribution is best suited for experienced users and requires you to be able to hand edit configuration files using a text editor.Both categories and version numbers may be used in addition, such as sys-apps/portage or =python-2.2.1-r2.emerge ignores a trailing slash so that filename completion can be used.This is my first linux install, and so I'm not very experienced with linux but I'm getting used to many aspects really quick. Emerging a package itself is a breeze but I have no clue what to do to update the config files. Afterwards, I was told that I now have 7 config files that need to be updated.I typed emerge --help config to learn more about updating the config files but the explanations don't help me much.I have a few other questions concerning config files (these won't take as mcuh of your time : 1) What's the relation between config files and useflags.
The whole process is described in detail in the Gentoo Linux Handbook.emerge is the definitive command-line interface to the Portage system.It is primarily used for installing packages, and emerge can automatically handle any dependencies that the desired package has.This is time consuming, but not much harder than following a cookie recipe.
You compile all desired software optimized for your system. In order for you to receive all the benefits and features of the latest release, both the Emerge App and your server will need to be updated. You should however make sure all devices are running the latest versions - if you have any reported errors, please ensure that device is on the latest app version (or higher) as detailed below.