Portage is the software management system of Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo portage: list all variables emerge invoked with

Is there an easy way to list all variables of emerge process? I need to list all resulting variables after /etc/portage/env/* and /etc/portage/bashrc wiil be applyed to debug this scripts.
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Seperate build directory in ebuild

I have an ebuild which isn't allowed to build in it's source directory, but wants a separate build directory. Whats the best way to do this in an ebuild?
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Gentoo x11-proto/xcb-proto-1.10 cannot be installed

I wanted to reinstall my system today, but I get this really suspicious error in xcb-proto... Have a look at this line: /bin/sh: line 0: cd: ...
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How do I ignore / override parts of Gentoo binpkg environment locally?

On Gentoo, a binary package gets the host build time environment included within every package. This includes a whole bunch of bash variables and functions. Scenario: I'm developing yet another ...
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Gentoo Portage Circular Dependency

I installed a new Gentoo Linux on my box. I'm using Arch Linux for a while now and I thought it was time for something new. The system runs happily and it is bootable, but I can't figure out how to ...
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setup Chromium OS package manager?

Using bash under root I tried to install some packages and whenever I tried I got !!! Invalid PORTDIR_OVERLAY (not a dir): '/usr/portage' !!! main-repo not set in DEFAULT and PORTDIR is empty. !!! ...
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GCC running version doesn't match emerged version

Here is the output from my portage search for gcc: emerge -s gcc ... * sys-devel/gcc Latest version available: 4.6.3 Latest version installed: 4.6.3 Size of files: 70,353 kB ...
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Get package use flags

How can I get list of specific package's use flags? So, there are at least 2 ways to do that: emerge -pv $PACKAGENAME equery uses $PACKAGENAME But these commands returns to many noisy ...
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dev_install failed on ARM chromebook

I'm trying this guide for having access to emerge on chromeos. http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/how-tos-and-troubleshooting/install-software-on-base-images Unfortunately I always got the same ...
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Gentoo emerge shows dependency conflict

When I try to run this command: emerge -avuDN world I get this message: WARNING: One or more updates have been skipped due to a dependency conflict: media-libs/freetype:2 ...
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Skip a specific upgrade in emerge -auvD world

Is there a simple way to skip a certain upgrade in emerge -auvD world? For example, currently there is a broken media-sound/teamspeak-server-bin-3.0.5-r1 marked as stable in the portage tree which ...
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where does portage install packages to when I emerge?

When portage installs a package after I emerge some-package where is it installed - my pwd or a specified directory?
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How do I update a package on Gentoo Linux

How do I update a package in Gentoo Linux?
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How to resolve conflict between portage and entropy

I have recently installed a fresh Sabayon 7 + KDE distribution. Now I am installing some software using portage. I have typed "emerge thunderbird", however the installation failed because of conflict. ...
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What does a hash symbol in emerge output mean?

When I run emerge -avuDN world I receive a strange output for my grub package: [ebuild U #] sys-boot/grub-1.99-r2 [1.99_rc1] USE="nls%* sdl%* truetype -custom-cflags -debug -device-mapper% ...
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emerge complains about blocked packages: what do I do?

We have an old development server running Gentoo at work. I would like to update this system, but I keep running into problems with the packaging system. To me, it seems like there are dependencies on ...
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Alternatives to Gentoo Prefix?

Are there any package managers that: work without root privileges, and install packages at a custom location (similar to ./configure --prefix), and install stable packages (unlike Gentoo Prefix ...
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Is it possible to install Gentoo portage manager (emerge) on Ubuntu?

And vice versa? For example install apt-get on Gentoo and connect Ubuntu's repositories. And if it is possible how can I do it? (at least in general terms)
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How to recursively build a package and its dependencies on a Debian-based system?

Basically I want apt-get's dependency resolving ability, and to compile packages with customized options (such as the loader path). Can that be done with the apt-* suite? If not, perhaps I can try ...