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    emerge-installing individual packages & dependencies


    i have a very low speed internet connection
    emerge does not work properly (keeps giving connection timed out)
    i wish to install KDE
    download all the dependencies seperately and install them
    all the dependencies seperately
    i downloaded
    kdebase-3.5.2.tar.bz2
    put this .tar.bz2 file in /usr/portage/distfiles/
    and ran the command
    #emerge kdebase-3.5.2.tar.bz2
    it gives
    Calculating dependencies
    emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "kdebase-3.5.2.tar.bz2".


    how do i install these dependencies using emerge by downloading them sperately

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    If you download a package as a .bz2 file without using the emerge command, you cannot install the package using emerge. You need to use the tar command and possibly the make, make install commands.

    I hit this problem as well when I was first getting into Gentoo. With gentoo you've got portage, bz2 and another file extension that I don't remember that you DO use emerge to install.

    In this case you need the tar and follow up commands.

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    Ummmm.....

    You can install it with portage without having portage download the file. The OP has done it the correct way, but his command should have been:
    Code:
    emerge kdebase
    You don't need anything other than that.

    It will however pull in dependencies and download them, and it will download the bz2 file if the one in /usr/portage/distfiles isn't the correct one that the ebuild calls for.

    You should really read through this:
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...x86.xml?part=3

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