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For the Gentoo Linux package manager, see Portage (software). Portage is an advanced package management system. ...


Portage refers to the practice of carrying a canoe or other boat over land to avoid an obstacle on the water route (such as rapids in a river), or between two water routes. Over time, depending on the importance of the portage, they were sometimes upgraded to canals with locks, and even portage railways. Portaging generally required unloading the vessel and carrying vessel and contents across the portage in multiple trips. Voyageurs would often employ a tump line on their forehead to carry a load armfree on their back. Small canoes can be portaged by carrying them inverted over one's shoulders and the center brace may be designed in the style of a yoke to facilitate this. Canoe at El Nido, Philippines A canoe is a relatively small human-powered boat. ... Lobster boat A boat is a watercraft, usually smaller than most ships. ... A rapid is a section of a river where it loses elevation over a relatively short distance (that is, the stream gradient is locally steepened), causing an increase in water flow and (usually) turbulence. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France Canals are man-made waterways, usually connecting existing lakes, rivers, or oceans. ... Canal locks in England. ... A portage railway is a short and possibly isolated section of railway used to bypass a section of unnavigatable river. ... The coureurs des bois (runners of the woods) or voyageurs (travellers) is the name given to the men who engaged in the fur trade directly with the Amerindians in North America from the time of New France up through the 19th century, when much of the continent was still mostly... Canoe at El Nido, Philippines A canoe is a relatively small human-powered boat. ... Agriculture Oxes wearing yokes A yoke is a shaped wooden crosspiece bound to the necks of a pair of oxen, occasionally horses. ...


Places where portaging occurred often became temporary and then permanent settlements and the settlements sometimes were named for being on a portage, particularly in North America. Some places so named are: World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west...

There is also the settlement of Portage, New Zealand and Volokolamsk in Russia. Cranberry Portage was an important part of the pre-European contact trade routes of the North American Cree peoples. ... Grand Portage is an unorganized territory located in Cook County, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, at the northeast corner of the state near the Ontario border. ... Portage is a city located in Porter County, Indiana. ... Portage is a city in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Portage is a town in Livingston County, New York. ... Portage is a village located in Wood County, Ohio. ... Portage County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Portage is a borough located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. ... Portage is a city located in Columbia County, Wisconsin. ... for the rural municipality see Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (rural municipality) Portage la Prairie is a city in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Portage Glacier in 1958 The Portage Glacier (60° 45′ 11″ N 148° 47′ 08″ W) is located on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, and trends north to Portage Lake, 6 km (4 mi) west of Whittier, Chugach Mountains. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Official languages English Area 1,067,653 mi² / 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ... Approximately 60 miles (100 km) in length, the Portage River and its tributaries, the Middle Branch and North Branch, meanders across Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood counties in northwest Ohio before it empties into Lake Erie near Port Clinton. ... Portage Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Michigan: Portage Township, Houghton County, Michigan Portage Township, Mackinac County, Michigan The city of Portage in Kalamazoo County was incorporated from the entirety of the former Portage Township. ... Portage Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Portage Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania Portage Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania Portage Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Volokolamsk (Волокола́мск in Russian) is an administrative center of the Volokolamsky District of the Moscow Oblast in Russia. ...


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Portage (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
It consists of Portage and over 10,000 unique sets of package build recipes called ebuilds; there are over 20,500 ebuilds if you count different version numbers for packages.
Portage is similar to the traditional BSD ports system.
Some of the advanced features Portage offers are the ability to have multiple versions and revisions of the same package in the tree, conditional dependency resolution and feature support, fine-grained package management, sandboxed safe installation, configuration file protection and profiles.
Gentoo Linux Documentation -- A Portage Introduction (2251 words)
Portage is completely written in Python and Bash and therefore fully visible to the users as both are scripting languages.
Portage has the functionality to remove orphaned dependencies as well, but since the availability of software is dynamically dependent you first need to update your entire system fully, including the new changes you applied when changing USE flags.
Portage was unable to download the sources for the given application and will try to continue installing the other applications (if applicable).
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