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This wiki site is supposed to be the place containing all the possible information and documentation for Himerge

Latest Release (Beta)

Himerge version 0.17 released on February, 9, 2008.


You always can check the latest himerge screen-shot from this link


  • What does Himerge really/exactly stands for?

It technically stands for "Haskell Interface for eMerge" ; though I personally can also think about some funny terms like:

  - Hi 'emerge'
  - High-Emerge
  - Himerge Is (only) emerge
  • How do I install Himerge?

Since emerge is the Gentoo package manager, these instructions are unlikely to work on any other distro/OS unless of course you have installed prefixed portage.

You need to unmask several packages, by putting the following in /etc/portage/package.keywords to run the 'unstable' branch. Note that these are actually developed in the haskell overlay before moving to the portage tree.

# haskell
# haskell deps

# himerge

If you're currently running stable ghc, you should upgrade ghc first and then run ghc-updater. Either way, it would be good to emerge ghc first, then emerge himerge.

  • Every time I try to search for a package I receive the 'Package not found' error

Himerge uses eix for searching packages in the tree, so every time you sync , you also need to update the eix data-base. After a sync just do Ctrl+U or go to the "Tools -> Update Eix" option in the main menu bar to solve it.

Tutorial en español (borrador)


Este tutorial pretende ser una pequeña guía del frontend para el gestor de paquetes emerge llamado Himerge, programado por Luis Francisco Araujo teniendo en mente a los usuarios poco experimentados en el uso de emerge, ofreciéndoles una interfaz atractiva, limpia y muy sencilla de usar.



Barra de herramientas

header 1 queue Añade un paquete junto con todas sus dependencias al queue
header 2 revdep Calcula los paquetes instalados que dependen del paquete seleccionado y los añade al queue
header 3 add Añade al queue solo el paquete seleccionado omitiendo sus dependencias
header 4 remove Borra un paquete del queue
header 5 clear Limpia el queue
header 6 world Busca todos los paquetes actualizables y los añade al queue
header 7 neworld Igual que world pero además añade aquellos paquetes en los que sus USE hayan cambiado desde la instalación
header 8 sync Actualiza nuestro overlay con los últimos ebuilds
header 9 emerge Instala todos los paquetes del queue
header 10 unmerge Desinstala todos los paquetes del queue
header 11 binary Instala los paquetes del queue y genera paquetes binarios
header 12 usepkg Instala los paquetes del queue usando binarios si están disponibles
header 13 fetch Simplemente descarga el source de los paquetes del queue
header 14 system Revisa los paquetes actualizables de la base del sistema y los añade al queue