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Old 01-23-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Gentoo portages

I'm not getting it. I want to install rtorrent for instance, I found this page:

But the files to download seem to just be text files, I read them and have no idea what they're on about. I read somewhere that I had to download one of these and then write something like:

properganda@box~: ebuild ./rtorrent-0.7.9

for instance, but that doesn't work. I won't bother printing the error message as I know I'm using it wrong.

Please help... I seek enlightenment.
Old 01-23-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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Have you tried just doing
#emerge rtorrent
That should fetch rtorrent from the web and install it for you.
Old 01-24-2008, 05:03 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by reddazz View Post
Have you tried just doing
#emerge rtorrent
That should fetch rtorrent from the web and install it for you.


:- o

Gentoo is like, magical, and mystical, and full of wonder...

is it right for a linux to be this easy?

It feels as guiltily wrong as fun with lubricant.


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