Distribution kernel for Gentoo
Sep 15, 2020
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:
- sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel - providing a kernel with genpatches applied, built using the package manager with either a distribution default or a custom configuration
- sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel-bin - prebuilt version of gentoo-kernel, saving time on compiling
- sys-kernel/vanilla-kernel - providing a vanilla (unmodified) upstream kernel
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!