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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 ...
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- 04-01-2007 #1
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- Oct 2006
emerge-installing individual packages & dependencies
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
put this .tar.bz2 file in /usr/portage/distfiles/
and ran the command
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
- 04-17-2007 #2
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- Apr 2007
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.
- 04-18-2007 #3
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:
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:
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