Podcast 73 Understanding Portage and Ebuilds

Building packages on a Gentoo System starts with package description files called ebuilds. They're basically shell scripts. Along the way, you specify from where to get the source tarball. When you build, Portage downloads the source and then proceeds to unpack and compile it. Because they're shell scripts, they can use shell variables to great effect.

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