1. Configuring Abeni
You Must Be root
You must run Abeni as root. Previous versions of Abeni required you run as regular
user and execute the emerge and ebuild commands with sudo.
After discussion on the gentoo-dev mailing list, I've decided to hold off on incorporating sudo
because upcoming versions of portage will not be depending on root except for the actual emerge
process. When they relax the requirements of root, I'll add an option for using sudo from within Abeni.
Make sure you have read/write permissions for your PORTDIR_OVERLAY directory.
If you haven't done so, edit /etc/make.conf and set the PORTDIR_OVERLAY variable.
All ebuilds are saved in the PORTDIR_OVERLAY directory, therefore there is no 'Save as'
Under the 'Options' menu, click on 'Global Preferences'. Choose your external web browser (for help files),
favorite editor, xterm program etc. The email address should be set to the address you use to log in to
Bugzilla at bugs.gentoo.org. This is used in the Project Manager to download the status of ebuilds.
2. Creating a New Ebuild
When creating a new ebuild, you are first prompted for the package's URI.
The ebuild name and package name are derived from this.
If you are creating an ebuild with a Source Forge URI, Abeni will convert it to
the mirror:// format. This is a special format that lets portage check multiple Source Forge
If you are creating an ebuild based on a live CVS version, enter 'CVS' instead of a URI. Abeni
will then add the proper eclass inherit statement and CVS variables for you to fill in.
When you save your ebuild, you can look in the 'Output' tab and see what it looks like or press
the F7 key to view or continue editing it in your favorite editor.
There is no file dialog when you save your ebuild. You can change the actual ebuild name in
the field 'Ebuild File'.
- F1 - Help (Launch web browser)
- F2 - New Variable
- F3 - New Function
- F4 - Run 'ebuild' command
- F5 - Run 'emerge' command
- F7 - Edit this ebuild in external editor
- F9 - Log window at bottom
- F10 - Log window in separate tab
- F11- Clear log window
- Alt-x - Exit
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