Installing programs in Gentoo using ebuild

 

When I installed myself calсulate linux, I don't remember what exactly, but either I installed firefox using emerge and it was not the most recent version, or another program and it was not installed at all.

 

But then I found a way out using ebuild. Ebuild is a low-level interface to the Portage system. I did not know then what it was, and what it was for, and how to use it, but when I went to the /usr/portage/www-client/firefox folder I saw an ebuild with different versions of the program. I got interested and on googling I learned how to use ebuild to install the program.

 

First, download the source code for the

 

ebuild program here, write the path to the file-ebuild fetch

 

if you get an error about checksum mismatch execute

 

ebuild here we write the path to the ebuild digest file

 

Unpack the downloaded archive with the source codes of the program by default in /var/tmp/portage specified in /etc/make.conf

 

To to compile the program run the following

 

ebuild here we write the path to the file-ebuild compile

 

Install all files in the temporary directory

 

ebuild here we write the path to the file-ebuild install

 

Register all files in the portage system and transfer to the working file system

 

ebuild here we write the path to the file-ebuild qmerge

 

Now let's clear the temporary directory

 

ebuild here we write the path to the file-ebuild clean

 

You can also run all commands installation at a time with this command

 

ebuild here we write the path to the file-ebuild merge

 

Sometimes you may need to configure the package

 

ebuild here we write the path to the file-ebuild config

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