User:Maffblaster/Drafts/Catalyst Guide

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This is the start of a Catalyst guide...its contents are a work in process.

This guide on Catalyst assumes the reader has previously read the Catalyst article.


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Environment variables


  • /etc/global_file_example - Global (system wide) configuration file.
  • ~/.local_file_example - Local (per user) configuration file.


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When X happens, Y is how you fix it.


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root #emerge --ask --depclean --verbose category/package

External resources

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Example Description
livecd/use The livecd-stage1 target is where Catalyst will build packages for the CD. These packages can be built with customized USE settings. The settings here are additive to the default USE configured by the profile. For building release media, the first thing is to disable all default the USE flags with -* and then begin to set customized flags as the value of this line.
livecd/packages This is the set of packages to be merged into the CD's filesystem. They will be built with the USE flags configured in livecd/use (as seen above). These packages must not depend on a configured kernel. If the package requires a configured kernel, then it will be defined elsewhere.