im new to gentoo and i wanna know if it is possible to install packages using emerge but without downloading them with it. i mean, if i download a package and all its dependencies etc... (without using emerge), how can i install it using emerge? and if not with emerge then how?? i would appreciate it if your responses describes the procedures that i have to do in a few simple steps (im still a gentoo noob...:D:D).
thanx in advance!
P.S. can i use packages from the "Gentoo Package CD" although my laptop's architecture is x86?
Welcome to the forums, dk524!
Check this answer on the Gentoo FAQ about installing manually downloaded packages:
Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions
Hope that's what you were asking.
just as i thouht it would be..
thank you very much!!!!
btw, i found gentoo really really great from the first time! although i havent seen anything yet.... :P
Have fun with your Gentoo system, and don't hesitate to post new threads with any new questions.