Linked by Steve Husted on Wed 5th Oct 2005 17:53 UTC
Gentoo I've been wanting to try Gentoo for some time, but always had to roll my eyes at the pages and pages of installation instructions. This time, however, I rolled up my sleeves and buckled down. Minutes later, I was on my way.
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emerge unmerge ?
by JMcCarthy on Wed 5th Oct 2005 18:14 UTC
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2005-08-12

It's called emerge -C -- of course, that should've been obvious had you read the manpages for the program like most normal people would do.

And IMNSHO, having one decent tool vs a billion is much better ;-)

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RE: emerge unmerge ?
by jessta on Thu 6th Oct 2005 02:50 in reply to "emerge unmerge ? "
jessta Member since:
2005-08-17

maybe alias will help you here
alias unmerge emerge unmerge

It seems that most of the problems came from an
unwillingness to read the documentation.
Gentoo is all about learning. especially a stage 1 install which serves almost no purpose than learning about how the system was built.

For installing KDE you should have read the Desktop guide and if you were expecting a functional workstation on your first install then using the stage3 tarball and the prebuild binary packages is highy recommanded.

Gentoo is really easy to use, once you have done the nescesary reading, because if anything goes wrong you will know how to fix it.

The wonderful Gentoo community will welcome you back anytime.

- Jesse McNelis

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RE: emerge unmerge ?
by on Thu 6th Oct 2005 14:35 in reply to "emerge unmerge ? "
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See, this is the thing. Most NORMAL people dont read the manual. Most are quite lazy.

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