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authorDiego Elio Pettenò <>2006-12-30 08:10:44 +0000
committerDiego Elio Pettenò <>2006-12-30 08:10:44 +0000
commit8760b62d1be5820eda00e22fa00f719ade780aa3 (patch)
tree52650907900f464dd34ae4ef0fdcdfeafe70bf6c /doc/howitworks.docbook
parentAdd a section about requirements (diff)
Add a paragaph about Gentoo specific software.
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@@ -25,6 +25,14 @@ an acceptable subset of GNU parameters.
+There are basically two Gentoo specific softwares that are needed for
+autoepatch: the first is baselayout, as autoepatch loads
+/sbin/ to get functions like ebegin and eend, and
+similar; the other is Portage, as autoepatch uses the portageq
+command, and allows to the patchsets to use it.
First of all, as most of the patchsets are expected to be actual patch
files, the patch(1) command is supposed to be coming from GNU
project. While FreeBSD uses Larry Wall's patch(1) command, that