How to Install Programs via Layman on Gentoo
Layman is a ebuild repository management tool. It offers a single command-line interface to repository management for end users.
First you need to install, logically, the layman
Then create a configuration file
make.conf for layman
After that you need to include the configuration file that we created for layman in Portage’s
Now add a layman repository, click here to see the full list of repositories available or run
sudo layman -L to see the full list of repositories available locally.
For this example I’m going to add the raiagent repository
After doing all the above procedure, suppose I want to install the Powerline that is in the raiagent repository that I added, so, just I install it
Sometimes when you try to install some application, Portage asks that after the first attempt, you run the command
etc-update, if this happens to you, run the command below and again run the command to install the desired application…
If you want to remove a layman, run the command:
sudo layman -d [name-], example:
If there is a repository that exists but is not on the list, get the xml from the maintainer and add it manually, example:
Any questions, use the comments!