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ok im new in gentoo world Can i install rpm or deb packages in gentoo.I know for emerge but i cannot intsall gaim whit it....i dont know why.....it s probably ...
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    packages and portage


    ok im new in gentoo world

    Can i install rpm or deb packages in gentoo.I know for emerge but i cannot intsall gaim whit it....i dont know why.....it s probably something wrong with makefile

    and also

    is possible to update portage tree?if so how?


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    To install RPM packages
    Code:
    emerge rpm
    (If it's not already).
    Then run
    Code:
    rpm -i <rpmfile> --nodeps
    I don't really know how to install Debian packages except by converting them to RPM with alien
    Code:
    emerge alien
    and run
    Code:
    alien -r <debian-file>
    and then install it.

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    thanks

    that worked like charm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan1024188
    thanks

    that worked like charm
    No problem.

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    To update the portage tree:
    Code:
    emerge --sync
    (as long as you're not behind a firewall that blocks rsync traffic -- if so you'll have to use webrsync)

    It's generally a bad idea to install stuff outside of portage -- if so, try to make it install in /usr/local/ -- that way you don't mix custom programs and Gentoo packages.

    gaim should work through portage though -- try
    Code:
    emerge -pv gaim
    and post what it gives.

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    oh thanks

    i've alredy installed gaim with
    Code:
    emerge gaim
    anyway thanks for info how to update portage tree

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