Gentoo Documentation Resources
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Welcome to the Gentoo Documentation Resources. This page will give you a quick
overview on the documentation we provide. Most documentation is released under
the Creative Commons -
Attribution / Share Alike license, an open documentation license. All
documentation should also be available in a printer-friendly format. To view
this document, append ?style=printable to the URL. You'll also find
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If you find bugs in our documentation or have proposals, please use our Bugtracking System and fill in a bug report
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the Gentoo Documentation Project.
Our documentation is categorized and
hierarchically navigable. If you want a quick overview of all available
documentation without the additional information, please use our Documentation Listing page. We also have a full listing of all our documents with their
Gentoo 1.4 Upgrade Guide:
A method for upgrading older Gentoo installations in place to Gentoo 1.4
Gentoo Upgrading Guide:
This document explains how new Gentoo releases affect existing installs.
The complete Gentoo Linux 2.6 migration guide:
This document will aid you in the process of migrating from Linux 2.4 to Linux
2.6, devfs to udev, OSS to ALSA, and LVM to LVM2.
Gentoo Linux Kernel Upgrade Guide:
This document describes the process of upgrading your kernel from one release
Baselayout and OpenRC Migration Guide:
This guide shows you how to migrate from baselayout-1 to baselayout-2 and
GRUB2 migration from GRUB Legacy:
The goal of this guide is to provide you with a smooth migration from GRUB
Legacy to GRUB2.
This document describes the procedure end-users should follow to safely
upgrade their apache installation.
Upgrade guide to MySQL 4.* or 5.0.*:
The MySQL herd is proud to announce that MySQL 5.0 will soon be found in
Gentoo's stable tree. This document describes how to upgrade to MySQL 4.* and
"Unslotting" a slotted MySQL Installation:
This document describes how to go back to an unslotted MySQL.
Gentoo GCC Upgrade Guide:
This document will guide the user through the process of upgrading GCC.
Changing the CHOST variable:
This document explains how to change the CHOST variable of an existing system.
Gnome 2.26 Upgrade Guide:
This is a guide for upgrading from GNOME 2.24.x to GNOME 2.26.x.
Migrating to Modular X HOWTO:
This guide shows you how to migrate to modular X.Org.
Xorg 1.5 Upgrade Guide:
This guide shows you how to upgrade X.org to version 1.5.
Xorg 1.6 Upgrade Guide:
This guide shows you how to upgrade X.org to version 1.6.
Xorg-server 1.8 Upgrade Guide:
This guide shows you how to upgrade X.org server to version 1.8.
Xorg-server 1.9 Upgrade Guide:
This guide shows you how to upgrade X.org server to version 1.9.
Xorg-server 1.10 Upgrade Guide:
This guide shows you how to upgrade the X.org server to version 1.10.
Gentoo libxcb 1.4 Upgrade Guide:
This guide shows how to upgrade from libxcb 22.214.171.124 and earlier to libxcb 1.4.
Gentoo ATI Migration guide:
This guide demonstrates how to migrate from the binary ATI driver to the
open-source driver (xf86-video-ati).
Gentoo Java Upgrade Guide:
This guide shows you how to upgrade Java to the new generation of Java on
Gentoo, along with related concepts and tools.
Linux-PAM 0.99 upgrade guide:
This guide will help you through the upgrade path for Linux-PAM from 0.78 (or
older) to Linux-PAM 0.99.
TeX Live 2008 guide:
This guide aims to show you how to install TeX Live 2008 on Gentoo,
more specifically what you need to take care of if you already have a
TeX distribution installed (like tetex or TeX Live 2005).