Getting Help

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Introduction

This document was written to centralize the various resources available to you as a Funtoo user to fix problems you may encounter. While encountering build failures, bugs or other glitches may be frustrating, Funtoo provides powerful tools and a friendly community that should make resolving such issues a breeze.

Getting Immediate Help

Join the official Funtoo Discord or Telegram channels for online real-time chat:

Support Forums

The support forums are also available to discuss issues and also improvements. To access the Forums, the Wiki, and the bug tracker you'll need to register for an account here.

The following Web-based discussion resources are specifically created for community-based support and troubleshooting, and are monitored by the Funtoo Linux core team. Under the new thread text area, attach the emerge info, and build logs directly to your posts rather than using wgetpaste links. Wgetpaste links expire while the forums attached files are timeless.

Reporting bugs directly

You can also visit Funtoo bug tracker to find out if your issue has already been fixed, or to report a new issue. The bugtracker is reviewed by the Funtoo Linux core team on a regular basis. However, to get the swiftest response, please follow the instructions available here. The guidelines ensure that the core team has enough information to reproduce and fix your issue.

Read the news!

You might have missed the news items listed on the main page, but you should definitely check them out! They contain important information on possible issues while upgrading Funtoo, and also information about new features. Breaking changes and difficult upgrades tend to be well documented in the news, and also on the Forums under the News and Announcements section.