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I am currently at Step 9:
9.Getting the Current Portage Tree using sync
Now, you will need to run emerge sync. This command tells Portage to download the most recent copy of the Gentoo Linux Portage tree. The Portage tree contains all the scripts (called ebuilds) used to build every package under Gentoo Linux. Currently, we have ebuild scripts for close to 4000 packages. Once emerge sync completes, you will have a complete Portage tree in /usr/portage.
You can do a stage one install up to date as of the date you order the Gentoo Essentials CDs. It has the portage tree and the source code tarballs for almost all the apps you could want, at least as many as with any distro, already for you to compile for your box. Just the downloading has been done for you, no compiling.
Last edited by fancypiper; 07-20-2003 at 09:48 PM.