dave_64 wrote:Interesting post! You seem to be a good candidate for Sabayon Linux. You came to the right place. This forum is a great place to get help with specific issues. I don't think I've seen any rudeness in the advice that's been given.
What issues are you having? Exactly which version of Sabayon did you install? What are some of your hardware specs?
Oh, and by the way, don't expect to convert a lot of people to linux. Linux users have been talking about a "tipping point" of widespread linux adoption for years, and it hasn't happened. On the other hand, if you count Android, and several other things like routers, and TV's, you could probably make the argument that linux is the dominant OS already. It certainly is the dominant OS in the top 500 supercomputers in the world. But, on the desktop, adoption is slow.
Welcome to Sabayon.
dave_64 wrote:As I understand it, your goal in learning portage is to give you a better understanding of how linux works. Portage is the Gentoo package manager. Sabayon used portage in its early years, but eventually, the developers created their own package manager, called entropy. It is based on portage, but, to the end user, it would look and act pretty much like most other package managers, such as mint, fedora, opensuse, ubuntu, and mandriva, etc. Gentoo's portage is nearly unique, in that it is an automated compile of source based packages. This gives the end user a great deal of control over how the package is built. You can build the package for speed, stability, or comfort, or some mixture of them.. However, it takes some time and talent to achieve that level of control. It's a good idea to learn the concept, even if you don't become proficient with it.
Most Sabayon users have transitioned to entropy, which offers pre-compiled packages...just download and install. You can use portage if you like, but, if your goal is just to learn the concept and gain an understanding of linux, I would suggest you upgrade your sabayon with entropy, and then, perhaps in a week or two, try installing a package with portage. If you decide to use portage as your package manager, there's no problem. However, if you want to revert back to entropy, you may have some issues. Mixing entropy and portage should be done in a certain way if you want to keep that option open.
To upgrade your sabayon using entropy, simply issue these two commands at a root terminal:
That won't take very long...it's just taking stock of the repository.
The next command is:
That may take some time, depending on the speed of your connection, your processor, and how many packages are needed to upgrade the system.
You may also need to run this command:
equo conf update
Check ending messages if that command is recommended.
I always respond with:
when running that command.
PS. Exactly which version of Sabayon did you install? What are some of your hardware specs?
dave_64 wrote:Nice computer! I haven't used portage for several years, so, I can't help you much. But I think you need to run this command (from a root terminal), before you can install any packages:
That shouldn't take very long, as it's just taking stock of the repository.
After that, you can download, compile, and install packages. You may have to determine the exact package name. Sometimes it's as simple as:
You might want to read this thread from a few weeks ago to give you an idea of what things you may encounter in portage.
Also, take a look here:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/h ... t=2&chap=1
I won't be able to help you much beyond this, as I was never proficient with portage, and I have forgotten much of it. Maybe somebody else can jump in here, or maybe check the Gentoo forums.
Sabayon Linux Issues As Of 06:37PM EST
2.) The time is 4 hours off and I fixed it with the terminal but as soon as I reformatted my computer... there it goes again....
Honeyman wrote:BTW: You do NOT have to quote the entire reply. Forum discussions being displayed as threaded conversations make it quite easy to see what one is replying to. In case you want to point to a specific passage of the previous poster's text, you can selectively quote her/him like I did in my response by surrounding the relevant text with "quote" and "/quote" and cutting out the rest. For " use square brackets 
This makes for much easier reading
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