Find out what ebuild will provide a file
What ebuild does a file belong to?
emerge -uvDNp world
rc-update add <servicename> default
List available versions of package
equery list -po [package_name]
list installed packages
eix-installed -a ls /var/db/pkg/*
'NoneType' object has no attribute 'ebuild' None
where does sync store the data?
grep location /etc/portage/repos.conf/gentoo.conf
Fetch it yourself
wget --no-check-certificate URL
and stick it in /usr/portage/distfile
/etc/portage/package.use is a directory
Files in that directory do the same
emerge -vauD package
which use flags are available for a package?
equery u package
Show available profiles
eselect profile list
See how emerge is doing
tail -f /var/log/emerge.log
Reason: Filesize does not match recorded size
ebuild foo.ebuild digest
If there's multiple slots, and one of them is called '3', emerge using
IMPORTANT: 10 config files in '/etc/portage' need updating."
existing preserved libs
rebuild a package
emerge -a packagename