|Summary:||Step 5 of the handbook does not list all possible "alternate installation" sources for Portage|
|Product:||[OLD] Docs-user||Reporter:||Robin McNeill <063637m>|
|Component:||Handbook||Assignee:||Docs Team <docs-team>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Robin McNeill 2005-11-28 20:16:44 UTC
I am following the handbook for a gentoo installation using the Universal Installation CD. Step 5a gives us the choice between downloading a Stage tarball, or using the one already contained on the installation CD. This is good, as there is already a Stage tarball on my CD, so I used it. However, further down in this page, it states that I *must* install a Portage snapshot which is downloaded from the internet. No alternate option is mentioned. The handbook should mention that there is a Portage snapshot already contained within the Universal Installation CD at /mnt/cdrom/snapshot/portage-200.1.tar.bz2 which can be used instead of a downloaded version. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Read the handbook =)
Comment 1 Xavier Neys (RETIRED) 2005-11-29 08:23:13 UTC
That was done on purpose. The networkless handbook uses the snapshot on the CD because there's no other choice. The handbook that requires an Internet connection asks to download a snapshot because it's faster than to use the snapshot and then run `emerge --sync`. FYI, the snapshot on the CD is 5 months old.