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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.