can i install apps another way?

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Baby Hen
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can i install apps another way?

Post by Vice » Sat May 26, 2007 16:13

I dont have access to the internet on my laptop to often. at work and such. so i wanted to nkow if i could down load the app from windo computer and transfer via usb to install in sabayon. if so please point me in the right direction. i'v been searching the stuff and google but havent found found an explination in wetawd form.
i do alot of file transfers that way.

Advanced Hen
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Post by voxiac » Sat May 26, 2007 16:53

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emerge -pf app1 app2 app3
Will spit out links to files it needs to download in order to install app1 app2 and app3 (There could be more than one link for one file).
You can also redirect the output to a file for convenience:

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emerge -pf app1 app2 app3 > links_to_fetch.txt
Then download those files on a windows PC and put them into /usr/portage/distfiles folder on sabayon system.
Last edited by voxiac on Sun May 27, 2007 0:56, edited 1 time in total.

Simple Hen
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Post by 4walters » Sat May 26, 2007 21:41

if you have occasional internet access with your laptop but don't have time to let it compile you can:

#emerge -f programname and then later on emerge programname and let it compile.

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