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authorDiego Elio Pettenò <>2006-12-30 07:21:56 +0000
committerDiego Elio Pettenò <>2006-12-30 07:21:56 +0000
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Add chapter about alternate prefix.
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<title>Alternative prefixes support</title>
+Although Portage, at the time of writing, it's limited to work as a
+primary package manager and does not support officially a way to
+install packages on an alternate prefix (like /usr/local or something
+else), autoepatch is designed to support being installed in an
+arbitrary prefix from day one.
+To install autoepatch on a different prefix, you should just replace
+the string <emphasis>@PREFIX@</emphasis> with the prefix the package
+is installed in the file