Display USE flags

The implemented use flags of a package can be retrieved by the following. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Reverse Dependency Rebuild

Many packages install dynamic libraries which other packages link against. When updating such a package the old instance of a dynamic library is removed causing dynamic links to break. The package gentoolkit contains a tool to check an repair the dynamic linking of your system: revdep-rebuild.

Package Versions

List packages and versions matching a string. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Package Content

It is sometimes useful to obtain a list of files which were merged for a certain package. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Little Known Facts

Some basic facts about gentoo.

genlop - The emerge Log Parser

When managing the packages installed on your system emerge logs start and stop times of merging and unmerging packages.

Running emerge as User

Normal users will most certainly experience some problems running emerge because it does not have the permissions required to cache calculations.

Display Package Dependencies

A list of packages which depend on the specified package can be retrieved by the following. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Display Package Changelog

This feature has not been implemented in gentoolkit-0.2 yet but the etcat variant which is presented below does still work. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Display Installed Package Size

The size of an installed package can be retrieved by equery size STRING. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.