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Old 10-08-2003, 05:08 AM   #1
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Gentoo with no internet connection - getting packages

So far my experiences of gentoo have been good, but that's been with the huge amount of software on the dvd cover-disk I got gentoo on. However, it's got Gnome 2.2, and I'd really like to have a go of 2.4. also a couple of other packages I might like to get more recent versions of.

How can I download gentoo packages here with my fast Uni connection, and take them home and have it all work out nicely with a quick # emerge ? Will a package be one nice big file, or will I have to spend hours downloading lots of little ones?
Old 10-08-2003, 06:21 AM   #2
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If you got an connection at all at home do 'emerge rsync' and them depending on what you want 'emerge -up foo' or 'emerge -upd foo' and see what that spits out.Then download the needed packages with your fast connection and place them in /usr/portage/distfiles.
It will be most likely a lot of files - there are no 'packages' in gentoo - it's a source distro.

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