Need reiser4 on Gentoo?

Well After using Kororaa I learned that I have to depend on reiser4 and it’s still in development (even though the creator as a ill fate with the law)which sorta sucks in one respect since it’s bleeding edge. But I do enjoy the speed of reiser4 but I’ve ran into bugs like timestamp problems…~_~. But I think If you’ve gone this far and been one of those people who have tried kororaa and realized that you belong to Gentoo, I guess this is for you.

First off It’s a good idea to edit your /etc/make.conf using your favorite editor (I still love nano/pico) and this line (If you haven’t done so)

  • PORTDIR_OVERLAY=/usr/local/portage

Now to make your Reiser4 gentoo Kernel directory; Create this folder using mkdir

  • mkdir -p /usr/local/portage/sys-kernel/reiser4-gentoo-sources/

Time to get the ebuild….(wget :S)

  • wget http://dev.ionz.org/kernel/reiser4-gentoo-sources-2.6.17-r7.ebuild

Digest it!!!

  • ebuild /usr/local/portage/sys-kernel/reiser4-gentoo-sources/reiser4-gentoo-sources-2.6.17-r7.ebuild digest

Afterward add your reiser4 enabled kernel gentoo to your use and keywords

  • echo “sys-kernel/reiser4-gentoo-sources symlink” >> /etc/portage/package.use
  • echo “sys-kernel/reiser4-gentoo-sources” >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

And Finally….

  • emerge reiser4-gentoo-sources

Then you know the drill…well you should (If not leave a comment or send a e-mail to me)

Just one thing though make sure you have Y under Cryptographic Options for reiser4 and enable “Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers” in the “Code maturity level” options

Check out Gentoo-Wiki on Reiser4