Installing Portage From Snapshot

This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.

This page shows you another way to get the latest Portage tree from within your install chroot.

To use this method, you download a snapshot snapshots from inside the chroot, extract it to the /usr directory, use git to activate the branch, and then run emerge --sync to quickly download the very latest updates to the tree:

# cd /usr
# wget
# tar xf portage-latest.tar.xz 
# rm portage-latest.tar.xz
# cd /usr/portage
# git checkout
# emerge --sync

This method uses wget (HTTP) to grab the vast majority of data and could be faster or more reliable for some users.