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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.

View the Funtoo Linux FAQ for answers to common questions.

Resources

Important

Support Funtoo to help our project grow! Donate $15 per month and get a free Funtoo Virtual Container.

Our community has a number of excellent resources for communication and collaboration:

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.

Project Structure

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. Development 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.

Learn more about Funtoo Linux's staff and development vision.

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.
Bitwig Studiomedia-sound/bitwig-studioMusic production and performance system
Boodev-lang/booA wrist-friendly language for the CLI.
Boot-Updatesys-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.
Chromiumwww-client/chromiumChromium is the Open Source Web browser that serves as the foundation for Google Chrome.
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
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
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.
Eselect (Ruby)app-admin/eselect-rubyThis eselect module manages the active system implmentation of Ruby.
Eselect (Sh)app-admin/eselect-shThis eselect module manages the /bin/sh (POSIX shell) symlink.
Fehmedia-gfx/fehA fast, lightweight imageviewer using imlib2
FreeMarkerdev-java/freemarkerFreeMarker is a template engine; a generic tool to generate text output based on templates.
GDMgnome-base/gdmGNOME Display Manager for managing graphical display servers and user logins
Genlopapp-portage/genlopA nice emerge.log parser.
Gentoo Syntax (Vim)app-vim/gentoo-syntaxA vim plugin that provides Funtoo ebuild, eclass, GLEP, ChangeLog and Portage file syntax highlighting, filetype and indent settings.
Gentoolkitapp-portage/gentoolkitCollection of administration scripts for funtoo
Gexiv2media-libs/gexiv2GObject-based wrapper around the Exiv2 library.
Gitdev-vcs/gitGIT - the stupid content tracker, the revision control system heavily used by the Linux kernel team
Git Subtreedev-vcs/git-subtreeAn experimental alternative to the git-submodule command. Merges and splits subtrees from your project into subprojects and back.
Gnome-sudokugames-puzzle/gnome-sudokuTest your logic skills in this number grid puzzle
Gnupgapp-crypt/gnupgThe GNU Privacy Guard, a GPL pgp replacement
Guiledev-scheme/guileGNU Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extensions.
Gzipapp-arch/gzipGzip is the standard GNU compressor/decompressor, used to create and expand .gz archives.
Hydrogenmedia-sound/hydrogenA high quality drum synthesizer and sequencer.
I3 (Window Manager)x11-wm/i3An improved dynamic tiling window manager
IBus Pinyinapp-i18n/ibus-pinyinChinese PinYin IMEngine for IBus Framework
IBus Tableapp-i18n/ibus-tableThe Table Engine for IBus Framework
Iptablesnet-firewall/iptablesLinux kernel (2.4+) firewall, NAT and packet mangling tools
Irssinet-irc/irssiA modular textUI IRC client with IPv6 support.
JACK Audio Connection Kitmedia-sound/jack-audio-connection-kitA sophisticated audio routing and mixing application.
JSS (Network Security Services for Java)dev-java/jssNetwork Security Services for Java (JSS) is a Java interface to NSS.
Java SE Development Kit (JDK)dev-java/oracle-jdk-binOracle's Java SE Development Kit -- Java runtime, compiler, etc.
Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)dev-java/oracle-jre-binOracle's Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) - For running Java applications.
Jythondev-java/jythonAn implementation of Python written in Java.
KDE (metapackage)kde-base/kde-metaKDE - merge this to pull in all split kde-base/* packages
Keychainnet-misc/keychainKeychain helps you to manage ssh and GPG keys in a convenient and secure manner. It acts as a frontend to ssh-agent and ssh-add, but allows you to easily have one long running ssh-agent process per system, rather than the norm of one ssh-agent per login session.
LXCapp-emulation/lxcThe LXC package implements command-line, user-space utilities that allow you to use the Linux kernel's linux container functionality.
Lanmapnet-misc/lanmaplanmap sits quietly on a network and builds a picture of what it sees
Lib usersapp-admin/lib_usersChecks /proc for libraries being mapped but marked as deleted
Libdc1394media-libs/libdc1394Library to interface with IEEE 1394 cameras following the IIDC specification.
Libgcryptdev-libs/libgcryptLibgcrypt is a general-purpose cryptographic library.
Libgcrypt (Compatibility Libraries)dev-libs/libgcrypt-compatLibgcrypt is a general purpose cryptographic library. This version of Libgcrypt is is designed to sit alongside an existing libgcrypt install, and just provide compatibility libs for apps that require an older libgcrypt.
Libgpg-Errordev-libs/libgpg-errorContains error handling functions used by GnuPG software.
Libmediascanmedia-libs/libmediascanC library for scanning audio/video/image file metadata.
Lightdmx11-misc/lightdmA lightweight display manager
Lighttpdwww-servers/lighttpdlighttpd a secure, fast, compliant and very flexible web-server which has been optimized for high-performance environments. It has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that is suffering load problems.
Lilosys-boot/liloStandard Linux boot loader
Linuxsamplermedia-sound/linuxsamplerLinuxSampler is a software audio sampler engine with professional grade features.
Lmmsmedia-sound/lmmsLMMS is a cross-platform software for music production.
Luadev-lang/luaA powerful light-weight programming language designed for extending applications
Luasecdev-lua/luasecLua binding for OpenSSL library to provide TLS/SSL communication.
Mantisbtwww-apps/mantisbtPHP/MySQL/Web based bugtracking system
MariaDBdev-db/mariadbAn enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL
Media-player-infoapp-misc/media-player-infomedia-player-info is a repository of data files describing media player capabilities, mostly of mass-storage devices. These files contain information about the directory layout to use to add music to these devices, the supported file formats and so on.
MediaWikiwww-apps/mediawiki
Mesa 3D Graphics Librarymedia-libs/mesaAn Open Source implementation of the OpenGL specification
Metalogapp-admin/metalogMetalog is a light-weight and highly configurable system log daemon.
MongoEnginedev-python/mongoengineA Python Object-Document-Mapper for working with MongoDB.
Monitapp-admin/monita utility for monitoring and managing daemons or similar programs running on a Unix system.
Monodev-lang/monoMono runtime and class libraries, a C# compiler/interpreter
Moshnet-misc/moshMobile shell that supports roaming and intelligent local echo
Mozilla LDAP C SDKdev-libs/mozldapThis is the Mozilla LDAP SDK in the C language.
Mozilla LDAP Java SDKdev-java/ldapsdkThe Mozilla LDAP SDKs enable you to write applications which access, manage, and update the information stored in an LDAP directory.
Mpdmedia-sound/mpdThe Music Player Daemon (mpd)
Mpvmedia-video/mpvVideo player based on MPlayer/mplayer2.
Muttmail-client/muttMutt is a popular mail reader for Linux systems.
MySQLdev-db/mysqlMySQL is a fast, multi-threaded, multi-user SQL database server.
NVIDIA Linux Display Driversx11-drivers/nvidia-driversNVIDIA accelerated graphics driver
Ncmpcppmedia-sound/ncmpcppFeatureful ncurses based MPD client inspired by ncmpc
NetworkManagernet-misc/networkmanagerUniversal network configuration daemon for laptops, desktops, servers and virtualization hosts
Nginxwww-servers/nginxRobust, small and high performance HTTP and reverse proxy server
Nouveau Video Drivers (Open Source)x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveauThe Nouveau video drivers are Open Source drivers providing 2D and 3D accelerated graphics for nVidia cards. Nouveau consists of the X.Org DDX driver (x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau), Linux kernel KMS driver (nouveau), and Gallium3D drivers in Mesa (media-libs/mesa).
Open Sound System (OSS)media-sound/ossA portable, mixing-capable, high quality sound system for Unix.
OpenRCsys-apps/openrcOpenRC manages the services, startup and shutdown of a host.
OpenSSLdev-libs/opensslFull-strength general purpose cryptography library (including SSL and TLS.)
PHPdev-lang/phpThe PHP language runtime engine: CLI, CGI, FPM/FastCGI, Apache2 and embed SAPIs
Passapp-admin/passPass is a password manager following the Unix philosophy.
Perldev-lang/perlLarry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report Language.
Pianobarmedia-sound/pianobarPianobar is a console client for the personalized web radio Pandora.
Piwikwww-apps/piwikPiwik is a downloadable, open source (GPL licensed) real time web analytics software program.
Plex Media Servermedia-tv/plex-media-serverPlex Media Server is a free media library that is intended for use with a plex client available for OS X, iOS, Android and various other devices.
Portage (Funtoo)sys-apps/portageThis is the official package manager/ports system for Funtoo Linux.
Portage-Utilsapp-portage/portage-utilsSmall and fast Portage helper tools written in C.
Postfixmail-mta/postfixA fast and secure drop-in replacement for sendmail.
Profanitynet-im/profanityNcurses based jabber client inspired by irssi
Proftpdnet-ftp/proftpdAn advanced and very configurable FTP server.
ProjectLibreapp-office/projectlibre-binAn Open Source replacement for Microsoft Project.
Pyzydev-libs/pyzyThe Chinese PinYin and Bopomofo conversion library.
Qjackctlmedia-sound/qjackctlA Qt application to control the JACK Audio Connection Kit and ALSA sequencer connections.
Qsamplermedia-sound/qsamplerQSampler is a graphical frontend to the LinuxSampler engine.
Qsynthmedia-sound/qsynthA Qt application to control FluidSynth
Qtcoredev-qt/qtcoreCross-platform application development framework
Qtractormedia-sound/qtractorAn Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer
Quodlibetmedia-sound/quodlibetAn audio library tagger, manager, and player for GTK+
Radeon Video Driversx11-drivers/xf86-video-atiOpen source drivers for AMD video cards.
Renoisemedia-sound/renoiseRenoise is a Digital Audio Workstation with a unique top-down approach to music composition known as a tracker interface
Renoise (Demo)media-sound/renoise-demoRenoise is a Digital Audio Workstation with a unique top-down approach to music composition known as a tracker interface
Rsnapshotapp-backup/rsnapshotA filesystem backup utility based on rsync which implements space-efficient incremental backups using hard-links.
Rubydev-lang/rubyCentralized Ruby extension management system
SACD-Extractapp-cdr/sacd-extractPart of SACD-ripper, sacd-extract allows you to extract DSD data from SACD ISO files.
Saltapp-admin/saltSalt is a remote execution and configuration manager, written in Python.
Sgmllibdev-python/sgmllibPort of sgmllib to python-3 (already part of python-2) - python2 versions will not install any files.
Slimx11-misc/slimSimple Login Manager
Smdevsys-fs/smdevsmdev is a device manager for the Linux kernel. It manages device nodes in the /dev directory.
Spectrwmx11-wm/spectrwmA small, dynamic tiling window manager for X11.
Squeezelitemedia-sound/squeezeliteSqueezelite is a small headless Squeezebox emulator for Linux using ALSA audio output.
Squidnet-proxy/squid
Sshfs-fusesys-fs/sshfs-fuseFuse-filesystem utilizing the sftp service
Sshguardapp-admin/sshguardprotects hosts from brute force attacks against ssh
Sublime Text Editorapp-editors/sublime-textSublime Text is an advanced commercial text editor.
Tenginewww-servers/tengineRobust, small and high performance http and reverse proxy server
Tmuxapp-misc/tmuxTerminal multiplexer
Valgrinddev-util/valgrindAn Open Source memory debugger for GNU/Linux.
Vanilla Sourcessys-kernel/vanilla-sourcesThe vanilla sources are the pure, unadulterated kernel sources as release by Linus Torvalds himself. No additional patches are applied.
Varnishwww-servers/varnishVarnish is a state-of-the-art, high-performance HTTP accelerator
Vifmapp-misc/vifmConsole file manager with vi(m)-like keybindings
Vimapp-editors/vimVim is an improved, vi-style text editor with many features.
VirtualBoxapp-emulation/virtualboxA desktop virtualization package from Oracle Corporation that allows you to run a guest operating system (Linux, Windows or other) on your Linux system.
Vlockapp-misc/vlockA console screen locker
Vsftpdnet-ftp/vsftpdVery Secure FTP Daemon written with speed, size and security in mind.
WPA Supplicantnet-wireless/wpa_supplicantwpa_supplicant is a cross-platform supplicant with support for open, WEP, WPA and WPA2. It handles scanning, connection and automatic reconnect to access points. wpa_supplicant has wpa_cli and wpa_gui frontends and wpa_supplicant daemon.
Warsowgames-fps/warsowWarsow is completely free fast-paced first-person shooter. It's based upon Qfusion, an advanced modification of Quake II engine.
Whenjobssys-process/whenjobsA cron daemon replacement that is powerful, yet simple.
Whiskermenuxfce-extra/xfce4-whiskermenu-pluginThis package installs the Whiskermenu plugin for xfce4, which serves as an alternative to the default application menu.
Wordpresswww-apps/wordpressWordpress php and mysql based content management system (CMS)
XDM (Display Manager)x11-apps/xdmX.Org xdm application
Xcachedev-php/xcacheA fast and stable PHP opcode cacher
Zsh-Completionapp-shells/zsh-completionProgrammable Completion for zsh (includes emerge and ebuild commands.)
ZynAddSubFXmedia-sound/zynaddsubfxZynAddSubFX is an open source software synthesizer. It includes three hybrid synth engines that combine additive, subtractive, fourier and other synthesis methods, and is available as a standalone, LV2 and DSSI plugin.

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Distinctives

Funtoo Linux packages are installed from source code, automatically, thanks to the Portage ports system., inspired by the FreeBSD ports system, but written in Python and with full advanced package management functionality. Funtoo Linux is a meta-distribution, which means it is built (fully automatically) with the functionality and optimizations that you want, not what some distro maintainer thought was best for you.

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

In contrast to Gentoo Linux, we offer a number of innovations, including our extensive use of git, our profile system, boot-update boot management tool, our incredibly flexible template-based networking scripts, Metro distribution build system, support of Debian, RHEL and other kernels, enhanced Python support, Portage mini-manifests, user-centric distribution model, and a large number of community infrastructure improvements.