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Using KeyTool as a workaround for the evil "wrong filesystem permissions" error

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I've been working through your guide and almost gave up on the secure boot part because I was getting this error. Luckily, in my searching, I came across a mention of KeyTool, which is an EFI application that comes with efitools. It seems to have worked perfectly for me, in combination with a key generation script I found on the Arch forums, so I wrote an addendum to your guide explaining how to use it to install the keys. Feel free to use my addendum however you want! demize (talk) 00:13, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, that's really useful. I have linked it in to this note and also here. --Sakaki (talk) 09:43, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Minor edits

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It appears that you have the option "Mark all edits minor by default" checked in your preferences (under the "Editing" tab), as all of your edits, even quite extensive ones, are being marked as "minor". Please turn this option off and instead use the check box labeled "This is a minor edit" under the "Summary" box while editing to mark any edits that are truly minor (changes to grammar, punctuation, formatting, etc., that do not add, remove, or modify the meaning of any facts or instructions in articles). - dcljr (talk) 23:17, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

OK, will do. Sakaki --Sakaki (talk) 08:54, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

"Overlay" vs "Ebuild repository"

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The term "overlay" is replaced by the term "ebuild repository" (cf. Ebuild repository). --Feng (talk) 08:16, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

OK, I'll change the references to overlay in my guide next time I do an edit run (shouldn't be too long, got a few other changes that need making). --Sakaki (talk) 15:27, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
Personally I like the term ebuild repository for referring to different repos (I've liked this term ever since repos.conf support was added to Portage), but others still like the term overlay. So, I think some of the Gentoo devs should still discuss this. We also have things like overlays.gentoo.org (which a redirect now exists called repos.gentoo.org) that infra team also needs to discuss. Not saying that you shouldn't update stuff in your guide, but just take this into consideration. :) Kind regards, --Maffblaster (talk) 22:34, 10 July 2017 (UTC)


"Parallel emerges and ccache use"

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I used a page from your guide in the reinstallation of gentoo amd64 on a kaveri box https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Sakaki%27s_EFI_Install_Guide/Building_the_Gentoo_Base_System_Minus_Kernel. See the gentoo forum discussions here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1096062.html https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1096150.html I wanted to do a reinstall from debian without using the minimal install DVD at all. Your guide looked the most helpful for this - the stage3 link codes were useful. The install worked. I then realised that the efi stuff was a bit onerous so pruned it away with the help of Neddy Seagoon the forum site administrator. I used the standard handbook install to do the kernel installation with genkernel and will add my own kernel install later. I did not bother with the gnome installation. I now have a bios version of a hybrid install which uses the parallel emerge options you have created and the separate showem terminal facility. I like this. My question to you is this: is it wise to install ccache in this environment? Can the cache be accessed simultaneously by several different ongoing package compilations or is that not going to work here? Comments appreciated Regards Michael Fothergill --Mikefot (talk) 09:01, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Michael, as far as I know, it is perfectly fine to use ccache in a parallel-emerge scenario. However, I gave up using it (for other reasons) some time back, so I am probably not the right person to advise you on this. It's a fairly generic question though, so a quick query on the Gentoo forums should hopefully get you some feedback from others who are using this tool currently. Best, --Sakaki (talk) 11:11, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Utilize 'cryptsetup' instead of 'gpg' in initramfs

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Why not to use cryptsetup itself to create an encrypted keyfile, instead of doing tricks with gpg?

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Custom_Initramfs#Encrypted_keyfile

But on the other hand it'd require init script patching… 🤔

Regards, Anon (talk) 13:09, 11 August 2019 (UTC)