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Welcome to Funtoo Linux

Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo Linux. Funtoo Linux is:

  • ...fun! Our priority is to create a great, supportive and responsive user community.
  • ...user-centric and collaborative. Everyone is considered a user of Funtoo, first and foremost. You don't need any special privileges to collaborate with us.
  • ...production-oriented: Our goal is to have Funtoo be useful for real-world tasks. We use Funtoo to do stuff, like host our infrastructure. It needs to work.
  • ...creative: We seek creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to problems of all kinds.

Getting Started

We encourage you to install Funtoo Linux, and get involved in our user community. Get to know fellow Funtoo Linux users on our forums. If you have any improvements or find any bugs in Funtoo Linux, you are strongly encouraged to report them on our bug tracker. We take all bugs seriously, and all work performed on Funtoo Linux is tracked on our bug tracker, for purposes of transparency.

Funtoo Linux has a very active IRC community on Freenode, in the #funtoo channel, and you are encouraged to hang out online with us.


Funtoo Linux is led by Daniel Robbins, the creator and former Chief Architect of Gentoo Linux, who serves as benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) of the project. Our organizational structure consists of BDFL and a small number of support staff, as well as members of our user community who are involved in improving Funtoo Linux. Developement efforts are driven by the BDFL as well as our users, and efforts are under way to implement various mechanisms to allow supporters of Funtoo Linux to chart the future direction of the project.

Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the Portage ports system. Funtoo Linux has its own distinct ports tree (repository of packages), which is based on Gentoo's. Every several hours, the Funtoo Linux Portage tree is updated using an automated merge process, to include the latest changes from Gentoo Linux, Funtoo Linux developers and contributors, as well as other independent developers.

We use Git for all our development, and we also use Git to deliver our Portage tree to you.

Help Document Ebuilds!

We need help adding documentation for ebuilds to our wiki. See below for a list of pages:

This page lists all ebuilds with pages on the Funtoo Linux wiki.

389 Directory Servernet-nds/389-ds-baseThis is the core part of 389 Directory Server -- technically, all you need for an LDAP deployment, although many will want to install 389-ds-admin for the graphical management capabilities, too.
389 Directory Server Admin Servernet-nds/389-adminThe 389 Directory Server Admin Server is an Apache-based application server that can optionally be deployed alongside 389 Directory Server. It allows for remote Java-based management of your 389 Directory Server deployment.
389 Directory Server AdminUtildev-libs/389-adminutilAdminUtil is a set of utility functions written in C, and a dependency of 389 Directory Server.
389 Directory Server Consoleapp-admin/389-ds-consoleThis is the Java-based remote management console that is used for managing 389 Directory Server (administration as well as the server app itself.)
ACPI Daemonsys-power/acpidDaemon for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AMD Catalyst Video Driversx11-drivers/ati-driversAccelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
APC UPS Daemonsys-power/apcupsdAPC UPS daemon with integrated network-based remote shutdown
Apachewww-servers/apacheThe Apache Web Server
Apache-toolsapp-admin/apache-toolsUseful Apache tools - htdigest, htpasswd, ab, htdbm
Ardourmedia-sound/ardourArdour is a fully featured audio and MIDI multi-track recording and editing digital audio workstation.
Audacious Music Playermedia-sound/audaciousAudacious is a lightweight GTK-based music player which supports many formats. It does not use the library concept but rather playlists for managing your music.
Awesome (Window Manager)x11-wm/awesomeA dynamic floating and tiling window manager.
BSF Bean Scripting Frameworkdev-java/bsfA framework that allows many scripting languages to be plugged into a Java application.
Baselayoutsys-apps/baselayoutFilesystem baselayout, initscripts and /sbin/realdev command
Bashapp-shells/bashThe standard GNU Bourne-again shell.
Bash completionapp-shells/bash-completionBash tab-completion
Batikdev-java/batikJava-based SVG toolkit.
Bindnet-dns/bindBIND - Berkeley Internet Name Domain - Name Server
Bind-toolsnet-dns/bind-toolsbind tools: dig, nslookup, host, nsupdate, dnssec-keygen
Bitwig Studiomedia-sound/bitwig-studioMusic production and performance system
Blendermedia-gfx/blender3D Creation/Animation/Publishing System
Boodev-lang/booA wrist-friendly language for the CLI.
Boot-Updatesys-boot/boot-updateFuntoo Core Boot Framework for global boot loader configuration
Boot-Update/pt-brsys-boot/boot-updateFuntoo Core Boot Framework for global boot loader configuration
CA Certificatesapp-misc/ca-certificatesThis package contains SSL certificates in PEM format that are used to validate the authenticity of remote systems, using the certificate authority system.
CCachedev-util/ccacheCCACHE is an application that caches compilation results and reuses it in future compilations in order to achieve faster compile times.
Camoramamedia-video/camoramaA webcam application featuring various image filters
Chromiumwww-client/chromiumChromium is the Open Source Web browser that serves as the foundation for Google Chrome.
Chronynet-misc/chronyChrony is a pair of programs (chronyd and chronyc) which are used to maintain the accuracy of the system clock on a computer. chronyd has been specifically written to work well for systems which have only an intermittent (e.g. dial-up) connection to the network where the NTP servers are. It still works well in a "permanently connected" mode.
Clamavapp-antivirus/clamavClam Anti-Virus Scanner
Comptonx11-miscA compositor for X.
Cx Oracledev-python/cx-oraclePython interface to Oracle.
Dashapp-shells/dashDASH is a direct descendant of the NetBSD version of ash (the Almquist SHell) and is POSIX compliant
Dbussys-apps/dbusA message bus ystem, a simple way for applications to talk to each other
DeaDBeeFmedia-sound/deadbeefA foobar2000-like music player
Debian-sourcessys-kernel/debian-sourcesThis is the Debian kernel. This is default recommended kernel to use in http://www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_Linux_Installation
Dictd Moby Thesaurusapp-dicts/dictd-moby-thesaurusThis package contains the Moby Thesaurus, produced as part of the Moby Project. It is designed to work with dictd dictionary server.
Dirvish Backupapp-backup/dirvishSimple text-based configuration backup program composed of perl wrappers and using ssh and rsync
Dnscryptnet-dns/dnscrypt-proxyA tool for securing communications between a client, and a DNS resolver.
Dnsmasqnet-dns/dnsmasqSmall forwarding DNS server
Dovecotnet-mail/dovecotAn IMAP and POP3 server written with security primarily in mind
Drbdsys-cluster/drbdmirror/replicate block-devices across a network-connection: This is the user space tools to control, configure the DRBD driver, as well as integration programs and scripts that glues the DRBD system to cluster management software and other system components.
Drupalwww-apps/drupalPHP-based open-source platform and content management system
Dwmx11-wm/dwmdwm is extremely fast and lightweight window manager. It manages windows in tiled, floating and monocle layouts.
Eclipsedev-util/eclipse-sdk-binA powerful integrated development environment (IDE) written in Java.
Eixapp-portage/eixA command to search and query ebuilds, portage including local settings, overlays, version changes, and more.
Eselectapp-admin/eselectThis is Gentoo's multi-purpose management and configuration tool. The Funtoo version has been enhanced to support Funtoo's enhanced profile system.
Eselect (Java)app-admin/eselect-javaEselect (Java) is a Java module for eselect that is used to set the system JRE/JVM on Funtoo Linux systems.
Eselect (Jython)app-admin/eselect-jythonAn eselect module to manage the active system Jython implementation.
Eselect (OpenGL)app-admin/eselect-openglA Gentoo/Funtoo utility that allows the active OpenGL implementation on a system to be switched between a variety of installed options.
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