Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Advanced Gentoo Linux

Date and Time

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


MIT Building 1-190


Rajiv Manglani - rajiv alum mit edu


Rajiv Manglani takes an in-depth look at Gentoo, including details of how its Portage systems works


This session will cover advanced usage of Gentoo Linux, a versatile and fast distribution for x86, PowerPC, UltraSparc and Alpha systems that is geared towards Linux power users. Details of Portage, the Gentoo package management system, will be presented. We will discuss creation of ebuild scripts, usage of various system tools such as qpkg and etcat. We will also have a detailed look into the init scripts system, and the various settings in make.conf. Current Gentoo users are encouraged to attend with their questions and anecdotes Sponsored by MIT SIPB. If you plan on attending either session, please RSVP to (

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