Project:GURU/Information for End Users

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This end user guide provides instructions to system administrators who wish to install and use the packages offered in GURU.

Adding the GURU repository

The GURU repository can either be added manually or by using one of the ebuild repository management tools. In all cases please ensure that dev-vcs/git is installed, since this is the sync-type that GURU uses.

Using eselect repository

First install app-eselect/eselect-repository if it is not already installed, and next enable the GURU repository:

root #eselect repository enable guru

More information on app-eselect/eselect-repository can be found in the eselect-repository article.

Manually adding a repos.conf entry

To manually add the GURU repository, simply add the following file:

FILE /etc/portage/repos.conf/guru.conf
location = /var/db/repos/guru
sync-type = git
sync-uri =

More information on repos.conf can be found in the /etc/portage/repos.conf article.


Once the GURU repository has been added, all that is left to do is to sync the repository:

root #emerge --sync guru

Or alternatively:

root #emaint sync --repo guru
A plain emerge --sync or emaint sync will synchronize all repositories that have auto-sync enabled (which is the default). This can therefore be used to conveniently synchronize all added repositories with one command.

Congratulations! Packages available in the GURU repository are now accessible via an emerge!