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More Gentoo development links than you probably need

Since I’ve been less active packaging for Gentoo recently, I’ve been trying to at least lurk in #gentoo-dev-help and give a helping hand with packaging. If I can’t help them directly, at least I try to give them a gentle shove towards something that can.

As a result, I’ve been collecting various bits of documentation about how to package stuff. This post is a result of this, as well as some other digging around I did to flesh it out.

General development documentation

Channels of communication

Lots of projects and herds within Gentoo have their own mailing lists and irc channels.


Packages written in different languages often have their own way of dealing with packaging:


Same goes for herds.

Other stuff

These don’t fall into any other categories, but are still useful.

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