[[[ Emerde 1.2.7 "BETA" release ]]]
:: Ultimate packages solution for Slackware ::
Emerde is the port of Gentoo's portage system that installs, removes, updates,
maintains your system rapidly and easily. Furthermore on Slackware distribution it
cooperates with the Slackware's db and allows to install .tgz files directly, using
If you want to port it for other distros follow the instructions at the end of the README.
You can do whatever you want to do with Emerde, feel free to use it
on your own.
BUG REPORTING is REALLY APPRECIATED
please report any bug to the mailinglist or if you wish to firstname.lastname@example.org
To install Emerde read the INSTALL file.
To upgrade your slackware-emerde distro read SLACK-UPGRADE
***** What's more in Emerde
These are the additional features added in emerde:
invulnerable: Updates all the packages which have suid binaries.
Slackware configuration file updates handler.
quicksearch: The cp_all function in Emerde is rewritten to use /var/cadb, there's a
significant improvement in all the functions that use cp_all (--search,
sync, update cache etc...)
skipit: Emerde allows you to skip to the next merge with the SIGINT signal or by
Emerde resumes an interrupted or aborted compilation without rebuild
the pkg and restart the compilation.
LAN-sync: The syncing of the portage can be done using another machine that had
already done it. See ACTION:sync in the emerge(1) man page.
Emerde matches the search string against the contents field. The pkg's
contents field contains a list of files and directories installed.
This option is useful to know to what pkg a file or a directory belong.
--showcontents: This option is the same as the --search one execpt that it shows all the
contents file of the searched packages.
It filter only installed pkg in the search result.
buildworld: Rebuilds or updates the "world" file (/var/cache/edb/world)
sync-cat: Sync a desidered category or package with the gentoo repository.
por2pkg: por2pkg converts entries in the portage's db to Slack's db entries.
pkg2por: pkg2por converts entries in the Slack's db to portage's db entries.
pordbcheck: Checks if the programs listed in the portage's db are really installed.
initd-cfg: /etc/init.d editor.
To know how to use the various utilities and features see also the readmes in doc/
and the relatives man pages:
emerge(1), por2pkg(1), pkg2por(1), buildworld(1), update-emerde(1), pordbcheck(1),
initd-cfg(1), rc.emerde(1), invulnerable(1), slack-etc-update(1), sync-cat(1).
***** Porting Emerde to other distros
If you want to port Emerde into other system you must have all the packages of your
system updated (Glibc 2.3.2, Gcc 3.2.3, etc...) then you want to reflect the system
configuration editing the conf files that the install script shows to you.
Then run "install.sh --noslack", follow the install instructions,
cross your fingers and Enjoy it! (^_^)
Note: You must have python major to 2.2.1 installed in your system.
: Emerde in this moment was tested in Slack 9.1/9.0, Mandrake, Redhat 8.0/9.0 and fedora
: linux so if you successfull port it to other system let us know
Slack 9.0 note: You have to update coreutils
# wget http://www.slackware.at/data/slackware-9.1/slackware/a/coreutils-5.0-i486-4.tgz
# installpkg coreutils-5.0-i486-4.tgz
***** Where to find us
Subscrive to the emerde mailing list:
Emerde is ported by:
Andrea Lo Pumo aka AlpT
SheZZan (Beta tester), Ram (Cavia, Web site creator), Crash` (miracle man,
great inspirer) Asbesto (Ruutting, Cibo, and Gentoo tester) and all the Fr3akNet.