To build and install a package you choose, simply type emerge with the package name:
In just a few years, Gentoo distinguished itself as a premier distribution for Linux enthusiasts who are interested in complete control of the components and settings of their Linux systems. The jewel of the Gentoo system is the Portage package management system. Using the Portage emerge command, you can install any of thousands of Gentoo software packages. Those packages can be downloaded and built from scratch, using settings you choose, to tune them for how you use your Linux system.
An improved Gentoo installer that is bootable from the Gentoo live CD has made it much easier to get started using Gentoo. Using the more detailed minimal installation, also contained in this chapter, you have more opportunities to tune and tweak your operating system exactly as you want it to be.
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