Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
ok so i recently decided to try sabayon linux.
after installing i was reading the sabayon wiki <a href="http://www.sabayonlinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page">here</a>.
so i looked in the tips section.
in the tips section it tells you to:
echo "source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf" >> /etc/make.conf (this will setup your make.conf files to work with layman)
emerge layman (this compiles and installs layman)
After installing layman, you will need to run dispatch-conf. Use the default option, which is U when it presents you with the new config file.
next, to sync the package lists, run: emerge --sync && layman -S
After this step, you will likely need to run emerge portage and then
glsa-check -f all This step compiles and installs your updated software (warning: this could take a long time, this also can damage your system if you are not careful)
dispatch-conf It is necessary to run dispatch-conf after you install packages. I highly reccomend running it frequently, more than is really necessary, because failing to run dispatch-conf at certain key times will turn your system to trash.
i did the first step ( echo "source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf" >> /etc/make.conf) and then when i enter emerge layman it comes back with an error that says: !!! "[Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/usr/portage/local/layman.make.conf' in /etc/make.conf"
!!! Incorrect multiline literals can cause this. Do not use them.
in fact... it says that whenever i use emerge.
i have NO idea what i did and would very much like to un-do it. could someone help me out?
one more problem though. when i try to save the edited version of make.conf i get an error message that says: The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to file:///etc/make.conf.
Check that you have write access to this file or that enough disk space is available.
i have disk space, so i assume that i need root privileges. how do i get root privileges for a text editor? do i have to log in as root?
If your going to the Gentoo Wiki and you want to speed up portage a little I suggest you check out ccache and your man page for make.conf. There are a lot of little things you can do help portage work better and faster.
I've posted mine here http://oliver.steven.googlepages.com/make.conf
Use the bottom one for my AMD64 computer. Its a lot better off. Don't just blindly copy and paste though! You might break something. If you have a question about it PM me through this forum. Or send me a message over IM I think I have mine listed in my profile.