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If you are brand new to Gentoo Linux or Funtoo Linux, this page will help you to get familiar with your new system, and how it works.
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== Join the User Community ==
  
== Intro to Emerge: Installing an Editor ==
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Funtoo Linux is focused on the needs of our users. Here's how to get involved:
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By default, Funtoo Linux has the <tt>nano</tt> and <tt>vi</tt> editors installed. <tt>nano</tt> is the default editor.
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= Welcome to the Funtoo Wiki! =
  
If you are new to Funtoo Linux, you have probably heard about <tt>[[emerge]]</tt>, the Funtoo and Gentoo Linux command for installing packages from the Portage tree. Funtoo Linux has a git-based Portage tree, which is located at <tt>/usr/portage</tt> by default. It contains scripts called ''ebuilds'' that describe how to build and install packages from source. <tt>emerge</tt> is used to run these scripts and install packages, as follows:
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[[Funtoo Linux]] is a Linux-based operating system created by [[user:Drobbins|Daniel Robbins]], the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is a Free software, or "Open Source" operating system. All distribution source code is freely available, and it can be used and distributed free of charge.
  
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Who develops and improves Funtoo Linux? '''You do.''' We are a completely open meta-distribution that is run by our users and a small group of support staff. Our development centers around the needs of our users. Any user can contribute code and help improve Funtoo Linux functionality on our [http://bugs.funtoo.org bug tracker].
# ##i##emerge vim
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You can also see what packages ''would'' be installed, but not actually install them, by using the <tt>-p</tt>, or <tt>--pretend</tt> option:
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== Featured Video ==
  
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In this video, Jonathan Vasquez ([[User:Fearedbliss|fearedbliss]]) walks you through the process of installing Funtoo Linux with ZFS. See the [[ZFS Install Guide]] for detailed instructions.
# ##i##emerge -p vim
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Another equally handy option is the <tt>-a</tt>, or <tt>--ask</tt> option, which will display the packages to be merged, and then ask for confirmation from you before continuing:
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{{#widget:YouTube|id=kxEdSXwU0ZI|width=640|height=360}}
  
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== Meta-Distribution, Optimized ==
# ##i##emerge -a emacs
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These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
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Funtoo Linux is also a ''meta''-distribution, which means that it is built automatically from source code and is customized with the functionality that ''you'' want it to have, and ''without'' the unnecessary features and "bloat" that you want to avoid.
  
Calculating dependencies... done!
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In addition, a Funtoo Linux system is [[Download|optimized for your CPU]], and we offer optimized versions for ''Intel Core i7'', ''Intel Atom'', ''AMD Opteron'', and other processors and architectures.  
[ebuild  N    ] app-admin/eselect-emacs-1.13
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[ebuild  N    ] net-libs/liblockfile-1.09
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[ebuild  N    ] app-emacs/emacs-common-gentoo-1.3-r1  USE="-X -emacs22icons"
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[ebuild  N    ] app-editors/emacs-23.4-r1  USE="alsa gif gpm jpeg png tiff xpm -X -Xaw3d (-aqua) -athena -dbus -gconf -gtk -gzip-el -hesiod -kerberos -livecd -m17n-lib -motif -sound -source -svg -toolkit-scroll-bars -xft"
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[ebuild  N    ] virtual/emacs-23
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Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]  ##i##y
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These combination of factors work together to create an extremely high-performance and flexible computing platform -- a platform where ''you'' are in control, and your system performs optimally. We believe that Funtoo Linux is the most ideal expression of how operating system technology "should" work, and we continually strive to make it better.
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In the above <tt>emerge</tt> output, you can see some text beginning with <tt>USE=</tt> on the <tt>app-editors/emacs</tt> line. This means that this package has a number of optional build-time features which can be controlled using Portage USE variables. These USE variables can be set globally by adding a line such as this to <tt>/etc/make.conf</tt>:
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== The Gentoo Ecosystem ==
  
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We are committed to maintaining high-levels of compatibility and collaboration with the Gentoo Linux project, and challenge ourselves to innovate while providing new approaches that can be easily leveraged by the Gentoo Community. We appreciate the support we receive from members of the Gentoo Community and strive to contribute back to the larger [[Gentoo Ecosystem]].
USE="gif jpeg png tiff xpm"
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If you go ahead and make these changes, and then run <tt>emerge -a emacs</tt> again, you will notice that several more dependencies will be pulled into the list of packages to be merged. You can control the footprint of your Funtoo Linux system (and avoid bloat) by enabling only the USE variables you need.
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== Ultimate Flexibility for Developers ==
  
Above, we enabled several USE variables globally in <tt>/etc/make.conf</tt>. It is also possible to enable USE variables on a per-package basis, and often times this is the best approach. If you wanted to enable <tt>gtk</tt> for emacs only, you would create the <tt>/etc/portage/package.use</tt> directory, and create an <tt>emacs</tt> file in it that contained the following:
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Does your Linux distribution allow multiple versions of <tt>php</tt>, <tt>[[python]]</tt> or <tt>ruby</tt> installed happily alongside each other? Funtoo Linux does. Are you tired of hand-building key packages from source to configure them exactly the way you want? Funtoo Linux allows you to tweak the build-time features of packages using handy things called USE variables. Other distributions are forced to either leave stuff out that you want, or include stuff you don't want.
  
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== Virtualization ==
app-editors/emacs gtk
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</pre>
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Note that <tt>package.use</tt> can also be a file if you prefer. However, using an <tt>/etc/portage/package.use</tt> directory is recommended as it keeps things better organized. The filenames you use inside the <tt>package.use</tt> directory do not impact Portage behavior and can be named whatever is convenient for you. You might want to put the settings above in a file called <tt>/etc/portage/package.use/editors</tt> if you have several USE settings that you use for editors.
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We support the [[OpenVZ]] project and build up-to-date Funtoo Linux OpenVZ containers that you can [[Download|download]]. Also see [[VagrantUp]] for a nice way to deploy VirtualBox-based Funtoo Linux systems. [[Metro]], our automated distro build tool, is capable of building OpenVZ, Linux VServer and [[Linux Containers]] (LXC) images. Funtoo Linux also makes an excellent virtualization host system for [[Xen]].
  
See the [[emerge]] page for more information on various emerge command-line options and best practices.
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== Features ==
  
==== Default editor ====
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[[Funtoo Linux]] features native [[wikipedia:UTF-8|UTF-8]] support enabled by default, a [[wikipedia:Git (software)|git]]-based, [[Portage Tree|distributed Portage Tree]] and funtoo overlay, an enhanced [[Portage]] with more compact mini-manifest tree, automated imports of new [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo] changes every 12 hours, [[GUID Booting Guide|GPT/GUID boot support]] and [[Boot-Update|streamlined boot configuration]], [[Funtoo Linux Networking|enhanced network configuration]], up-to-date [http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/funtoo/funtoo-stable/ stable] and [http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/funtoo/funtoo-current/ current] Funtoo [[Stage Tarball|stages]], all built using Funtoo's [[Metro]] build tool. We also offer Ubuntu Server, Debian, RHEL and Fedora-based [[Funtoo Linux Kernels|kernels]].
  
Funtoo Linux also has a special meta-command called <tt>eselect</tt>, which can be used to set many default system settings. One of the things it is used for is to set the default editor used by things like <tt>crontab -e</tt>, etc that will automatically start an editor when run. Here is how to use <tt>eselect</tt> to change the default system editor:
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Funtoo is currently supported on the following processor families :
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* PC-compatible, both 32 and 64-bit (''x86-32bit'', ''x86-64bit'')
  
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== Resources ==
# ##i##eselect editor list
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Available targets for the EDITOR variable:
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  [1]  /bin/nano
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  [2]  /bin/ed
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  [3]  /usr/bin/ex
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  [4]  /usr/bin/vi
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  [ ]  (free form)
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# ##i##eselect editor set 4
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Setting EDITOR to /usr/bin/vi ...
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Run ". /etc/profile" to update the variable in your shell.
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</console>
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After logging in again, or typing <tt>source /etc/profile</tt> in the current shell, the new system editor will be active.
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* Learn more about [[Funtoo Linux]].
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* Why you should [[Choose Funtoo]]: ...and how it is different from other distros.
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* Visit [[:Category:Projects|Funtoo Linux Projects]] and also look at the stuff online for [[Metro]].
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* Learn [[:Category:Linux Core Concepts| Core Linux concepts]] from articles originally written by Daniel Robbins.
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* [[Funtoo Linux Installation|Install Funtoo Linux]]
  
Note that if you want to use vim instead of a vi through busybox you also need to run:
 
  
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__NOTOC__
# ##i##eselect vi set vim
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__NOTITLE__
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__NOEDITSECTION__
  
=== Profiles ===
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[[Category:Funtoo|*]]
 
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You may have heard that Funtoo Linux and Gentoo Linux are metadistributions, which means that rather than being a one-size-fits-all kind of Linux, they allow you to customize your system to your liking. We have already taken a look at <tt>USE</tt> variables, and there are also various other settings that can affect the features that are installed when you emerge a package.
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In Funtoo Linux, we have a system of ''profiles'' which can be used to enable various useful settings at once. In fact, a number of profiles are already enabled on your system. For example, on my desktop system, typing <tt>eselect profile show</tt> produces the following output:
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# ##i##eselect profile show
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##g##Currently set profiles:
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    arch: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/arch/x86-64bit
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  build: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/build/current
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  flavor: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/desktop
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/gnome
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/hardened
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##g##Automatically enabled profiles:
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/print
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/X
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/audio
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/dvd
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/media
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mix-ins: gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/console-extras
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</console>
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In case you're curious, these various profile settings live within <tt>/usr/portage/profiles</tt> -- in the listing above, the <tt>gentoo:</tt> prefix refers to this portage profile directory. You can find the profile settings for <tt>gentoo:funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/X</tt> by looking in <tt>/usr/portage/profiles/funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/X</tt>, for example.
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Under the list of <tt>Currently set profiles</tt>, you'll see that I have an <tt>x86-64bit</tt> arch profile. In Funtoo Linux, ''all'' systems have a single arch profiled defined, and this is where settings specific to your system architecture are defined. In addition, I have a build profile of ''current''. All Funtoo Linux systems have a single build profile defined, and this tells Portage what masks to apply to the Portage tree -- in other words, what selection of packages you will have available to emerge. If you are using funtoo-stable, your build profile will be ''stable'' and you will have a more limited set of packages that you can merge by default -- the stable set.
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You will also see that I have a ''flavor'' profile. Unlike the ''arch'' and ''build'' profiles, which should not be changed, you can choose another flavor if you want. In fact, we encourage you to do so. The ''flavor'' is used to define the general type of system you are creating. You can only have one flavor profile enabled, and since this command was run on a desktop-type system, I have enabled the ''desktop'' flavor. This enables a variety of settings, primarily USE flags, suitable for desktop systems.
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You'll also see that I have a couple of ''mix-ins'' enabled. In Funtoo Linux, you can have zero or more mix-ins enabled -- I have ''gnome'' enabled, which sets various settings that are optimal for the use of the [[GNOME First Steps|GNOME]] desktop environment, and then I am also using the ''hardened'' mix-in, since I have set up a so-called "hardened" system with various protections against malicious attacks.
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Then there's a list of automatically-enabled profiles. This shows you any profiles that are pulled in by the main profiles and mix-ins that are already enabled. As you can see, the ''print'', ''X'', ''audio'', ''dvd'', ''media'' and ''console-extras'' have been enabled, likely by the ''desktop'' flavor.
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For now, it is not necessary to get too deep into profiles, but if you are creating a desktop system, I suggest you set the ''desktop'' flavor. To do this, type <tt>eselect profile list</tt> and find the number to the left of <tt>funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/flavor/desktop</tt>. Then, type the following command as the root user:
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<console>
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# ##i##eselect profile set-flavor 99
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(Replace "99" with the number from the list)
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You will now have the ''desktop'' flavor set for your system. Type <tt>eselect profile show</tt> to see your new settings.
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=== Updating your system ===
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Sometimes, you may want to update the packages on your system. Often, this is done after you run <tt>emerge --sync</tt>, which will grab Portage tree updates from the main Funtoo Linux Portage tree:
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# ##i##emerge --sync
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>>> Starting git pull...
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remote: Counting objects: 1791, done.       
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remote: Compressing objects: 100% (206/206), done.       
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remote: Total 980 (delta 811), reused 931 (delta 764)       
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Receiving objects: 100% (980/980), 185.04 KiB, done.
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Resolving deltas: 100% (811/811), completed with 754 local objects.
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From git://github.com/funtoo/experimental-mini-2011
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  7a17140..b836bc8  funtoo.org -> origin/funtoo.org
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Updating 7a17140..b836bc8
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Fast-forward
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>>> Git pull in /usr/portage successful
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* IMPORTANT: 1 news items need reading for repository 'gentoo'.
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* Use eselect news to read news items.
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You may also want to update your system after you have changed USE flag settings. To take advantage of the USE flags you have just enabled, it's necessary to recompile everything that includes them.
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Below, you'll find a recommended <tt>emerge</tt> command for updating your entire system. The <tt>-a</tt> option will cause <tt>emerge</tt> to prompt you for confirmation before starting the merge:
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# ##i##emerge -auDN world
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<tt>-u</tt> tells <tt>emerge</tt> to update any already-installed but out-of-date packages that we specify on the command-line. The <tt>-D</tt> option tells <tt>emerge</tt> to perform a ''deep'' dependency tree graph, so it will include sub-dependencies of packages that we have specified on the command line as well. This allows <tt>emerge</tt> to perform as thorough an update of your system as possible.
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The <tt>-N</tt> (<tt>--newuse</tt>) option tells Portage to check for any new USE flags that have been enabled or disabled, and rebuild packages so that all USE flags are set as currently defined in <tt>/etc/make.conf</tt> and <tt>/etc/portage/package.use</tt>.
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<tt>world</tt> is a "meta-package" or "package set" which includes every package that you have manually installed plus all packages in the system set. It's important to note that whenever you ask <tt>emerge</tt> to install anything, such as <tt>metalog</tt> or <tt>vim</tt>, those packages will be automatically added to the world package set. In this way, <tt>emerge</tt> learns what packages you care about and want to keep updated. If you want to see what's in your world package set, take a look at <tt>/var/lib/portage/world</tt>:
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app-editors/vim
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app-portage/eix
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app-portage/gentoolkit
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dev-vcs/git
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net-misc/bridge-utils
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net-misc/dhcpcd
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net-misc/keychain
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sys-apps/gptfdisk
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sys-apps/pciutils
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sys-devel/bc
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sys-fs/reiserfsprogs
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sys-kernel/vanilla-sources
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</console>
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==== Updating a few packages ====
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If we simply wanted to rebuild a few packages to reflect updated USE flag settings, we could specify it instead of <tt>world</tt>. Be sure to include the <tt>-N</tt> option:
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<console>
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== Useful applications for daily usage ==
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;<tt>app-misc/screen</tt>: Allows you to have persistent login sessions.
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;<tt>app-misc/tmux</tt>: Similar to <tt>screen</tt> -- some people prefer it.
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;<tt>app-admin/sudo</tt>: Grant root privileges to selected users and command combinations.
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;<tt>sys-process/htop</tt>: Colorful and informative text-based process list.
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;<tt>sys-process/glances</tt>: Similar to htop, includes disc I/O and network I/O in display.
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;<tt>app-portage/eix</tt>: Quick portage package search
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;<tt>app-portage/gentoolkit</tt>: Portage utils
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;<tt>app-misc/mc</tt>: GNU Midnight Commander is a text based file manager --- some will recall <tt>MS-DOS XtreeGold</tt>
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;<tt>app-text/wgetpaste</tt>: Command-line interface to various pastebins; very useful in providing info along with bugs reports
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;<tt>net-irc/irssi</tt>: A modular textUI IRC client with IPv6 support; a powerful tool to get help from Funtoo Community on IRC channel. Nice companion to <tt>app-text/wgetpaste</tt>
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</console>
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== Installing a graphical environment ==
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If you intend on using your Funtoo Linux installation for more than system administration, chances are you're going to want to have a GUI (graphical user interface). In the past, setting one up involved wading through text files and man pages. Thanks to modern tools like udev this is no longer the case.
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Unlike most operating systems, Funtoo does not ship with a GUI pre-installed. If you've used Windows or Mac OS, you'd also know that their interfaces cannot be replaced easily. With Linux, the opposite is true -- you are free to choose from a huge selection of GUIs. From window managers such as Blackbox, IceWM, and xmonad, to fully-featured desktop environments like GNOME and KDE, the possibilities are vast in number.
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The first step in setting up a graphical environment is to set up the [[X Window System]]. Then, you will be able to install the graphical environment of your choice. [[GNOME First Steps|GNOME]] is a popular option for new users.
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[[Category:HOWTO]]
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[[Category:Install]]
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[[Category:Featured]]
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Revision as of 18:43, 23 November 2013

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Get on the UserMap!

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See our full-size Usermap and find out how to become part of the Funtoo Universe!

Join the User Community

Funtoo Linux is focused on the needs of our users. Here's how to get involved:

wiki
Help us maintain content on this wiki. Add yourself to the Funtoo Usermap.
bugs
Our bug tracker is used to track all ongoing development work in Funtoo Linux. If you find a bug in Funtoo Linux, report it here. Also used for enhancement requests.
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Funtoo RSS and Atom Feeds displays the latest posts on the Forums and Planet Larry.

Welcome to the Funtoo Wiki!

Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system created by Daniel Robbins, the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is a Free software, or "Open Source" operating system. All distribution source code is freely available, and it can be used and distributed free of charge.

Who develops and improves Funtoo Linux? You do. We are a completely open meta-distribution that is run by our users and a small group of support staff. Our development centers around the needs of our users. Any user can contribute code and help improve Funtoo Linux functionality on our bug tracker.

Featured Video

In this video, Jonathan Vasquez (fearedbliss) walks you through the process of installing Funtoo Linux with ZFS. See the ZFS Install Guide for detailed instructions.

Meta-Distribution, Optimized

Funtoo Linux is also a meta-distribution, which means that it is built automatically from source code and is customized with the functionality that you want it to have, and without the unnecessary features and "bloat" that you want to avoid.

In addition, a Funtoo Linux system is optimized for your CPU, and we offer optimized versions for Intel Core i7, Intel Atom, AMD Opteron, and other processors and architectures.

These combination of factors work together to create an extremely high-performance and flexible computing platform -- a platform where you are in control, and your system performs optimally. We believe that Funtoo Linux is the most ideal expression of how operating system technology "should" work, and we continually strive to make it better.

The Gentoo Ecosystem

We are committed to maintaining high-levels of compatibility and collaboration with the Gentoo Linux project, and challenge ourselves to innovate while providing new approaches that can be easily leveraged by the Gentoo Community. We appreciate the support we receive from members of the Gentoo Community and strive to contribute back to the larger Gentoo Ecosystem.

Ultimate Flexibility for Developers

Does your Linux distribution allow multiple versions of php, python or ruby installed happily alongside each other? Funtoo Linux does. Are you tired of hand-building key packages from source to configure them exactly the way you want? Funtoo Linux allows you to tweak the build-time features of packages using handy things called USE variables. Other distributions are forced to either leave stuff out that you want, or include stuff you don't want.

Virtualization

We support the OpenVZ project and build up-to-date Funtoo Linux OpenVZ containers that you can download. Also see VagrantUp for a nice way to deploy VirtualBox-based Funtoo Linux systems. Metro, our automated distro build tool, is capable of building OpenVZ, Linux VServer and Linux Containers (LXC) images. Funtoo Linux also makes an excellent virtualization host system for Xen.

Features

Funtoo Linux features native UTF-8 support enabled by default, a git-based, distributed Portage Tree and funtoo overlay, an enhanced Portage with more compact mini-manifest tree, automated imports of new Gentoo changes every 12 hours, GPT/GUID boot support and streamlined boot configuration, enhanced network configuration, up-to-date stable and current Funtoo stages, all built using Funtoo's Metro build tool. We also offer Ubuntu Server, Debian, RHEL and Fedora-based kernels.

Funtoo is currently supported on the following processor families :

  • PC-compatible, both 32 and 64-bit (x86-32bit, x86-64bit)

Resources