Welcome to Gentoo, a highly flexible, source-based Linux distribution.

Distribution kernel for Gentoo (Sep 15, 2020)

Larry with Tux as cowboy

The Gentoo Distribution Kernel project is excited to announce that our new Linux Kernel packages are ready for a wide audience! The project aims to create a better Linux Kernel maintenance experience by providing ebuilds that can be used to configure, compile, and install a kernel entirely through the package manager as well as prebuilt binary kernels. We are currently shipping three kernel packages:

All the packages install the kernel as part of the package installation process — just like the rest of your system! More information can be found in the Gentoo Handbook and on the Distribution Kernel project page. Happy hacking!

New Packages site features (Sep 9, 2020)

Gentoo in a package

Our packages.gentoo.org site has recently received major feature upgrades thanks to the continued efforts of Gentoo developer Max Magorsch (arzano). Highlights include:

Additionally, an experimental command-line client for packages.gentoo.org named “pgo” is in preparation, specifically also for our users with accesssibility needs.

Security advisories from our Security database

GLSA 202010-07 FreeType: Arbitrary code execution normal
GLSA 202010-06 Ark: Arbitrary code execution normal
GLSA 202010-05 LibRaw: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 202010-04 libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 202010-03 libjpeg-turbo: Information disclosure low

New packages at the Gentoo packages database

dev-util/cargo-audit Audit Cargo.lock for security vulnerabilities
sci-geosciences/osmctools A few really fast tools to convert, filter and update OSM data files
acct-user/popa3d User for net-mail/popa3d
acct-group/popa3d Group for net-mail/popa3d
acct-user/mgraph User for net-mail/mailgraph

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

BleedingTooth vulnerability started by Whissi
Static Routing/ru started by Gma-2001
Wpa supplicant/Setup for dhcpcd as network manager/ja started by Shinmili
Basic guide to write Gentoo Ebuilds/ja started by Shinmili
Wpa supplicant/ja started by Shinmili