Emerge files need updating
After this update, emerge is used to check for updates, install those updates and to possibily remove old cruft from the system.
Some example settings from /etc/Time of execution varies based on delta between the local tree and what is latest, more changes equal more time.
Unless you have a particularly convincing reason that you need to upgrade this machine and not re-install, I would recommend you take that path. This is rather unsafe, so be sure you understand what you are doing.
Consider this your big red warning to backup important files before attempting an update, and consider a re-install if possible.
Emerge: Gentoo's way of getting and installing applications. DESCRIPTION emerge is the definitive command-line interface to the Portage system.
’emerge -uav ND portage’ is complaining I don’t have bash and python, python is complaining I don’t have a newer version of portage, my system is bork! If you’re unsure, always untar the pre-built packages to a directory somewhere not on the root (I. That way, you can always try the package first, and if you get library errors, you’re in trouble, but you won’t have killed your system by replacing the system versions of those packages.* See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge * man page to learn how to update config files.you can use the below order to update config files.Portage provides very simple tools to install packages and the dependent packages with little or no headache.Simply search ( -s or --search) for the package you want/need then install, such as [email protected] # emerge -s htop Searching...
Both categories and version numbers may be used in addition, such as sys-apps/portage or =python-2.2.1-r2.