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  1. #11
    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    Mar 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by adeelahmad786
    Hi I need help as well,

    I thought this would be the right thread to ask. Basically while installing gentoo I've gone as far as tryin to install the kernel. I'm following the handbook but the problem I've come across is that when i type

    # USE="-doc symlink" emerge gentoo-sources

    The reply I get is in red saying

    !!! ARCH is not set... Are you missing the etc/make.profile symlink?
    !!! Is the symlink correct? I your portrage tree complete?

    As far as I'm concerned I've installed the protage from the snapshot folder and I haven't had any errors#.

    By the way this is the first time I've installed any type of linux at all.


    this should be posted in another thread, but i'll help because i'm nice

    try removing the #USE "-doc symlink".
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

  2. #12
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    Feb 2005
    Luton, England, UK, Earth
    I disagrree with all of the people who ssays that Gentoo is not for newbies, I was using linux for a month when I installed gentoo, the handbok rocks.

    Also, the arch problem could be fixed with ARCH=" whatever arch you got"

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