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
Steps to Reproduce:
Read the handbook =)
That was done on purpose.
The networkless handbook uses the snapshot on the CD because there's no other
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.