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This page describes how to add an official entry for an ebuild to the Funtoo Linux wiki.
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== Goal ==
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Our goal for ebuild wiki pages is ambitious -- the wiki should have complete and excellent documentation for using every ebuild in Portage. If the ebuild exists in your Funtoo Linux Portage tree, and there is no corresponding ebuild page for it, you're encouraged to use these instructions to add a page to the wiki for it.
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== What We Have So Far ==
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To see what ebuild pages we have so far, see the [[Ebuilds by CatPkg]] page to see if the "CatPkg" (category/package atom) is already on this wiki.
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== The Package Namespace ==
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This wiki has a special MediaWiki [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Namespaces namespace] called <code>Package</code>. Pages in this namespace have a URL that is prefixed with <code>Package:</code>, such as this wiki page: [[Package:Accelerated_AMD_Video_Drivers]], which is also a good example of a wiki page for an ebuild.
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== An Example Ebuild Page ==
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Let's look at an ebuild page: [[Package:Accelerated_AMD_Video_Drivers]].
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There are several notable things about package pages. Let's take a look at each:
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* As covered earlier, the ebuild is in the Package namespace.
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* The ebuild is in the [[:Category:Ebuilds]] category.
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* In the left-hand Tools menu, you can click <code>Browse Properties</code> on an Ebuild page to view its queryable semantic properties.
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* There is an infobox in the upper-right corner that lists current ebuild maintainer, and the source repository to which it belongs, as well as its official CatPkg name.
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And one of the most important things to note about this Ebuild page is the name of the wiki page itself. Rather than being named <code>x11-drivers/ati-drivers</code>, as the ebuild is identified in the Portage tree, it has a regular English name as the wiki page name. Some ebuilds, like the [[Package:Nginx]] page, have the regular package name as the wiki page name. The general rule for naming ebuild pages is that htey should be named as a regular wiki page, with a descriptive English name in the Package namespace. The Package namespace (as well as being part of the [[:Category:Ebuilds]] category) indicates that this page is about a Package (ebuild.)
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