Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Package management and creation in Gentoo Linux

This talk is designed for developers and users of other Linux distributions to gain an understanding of the Gentoo approach and philosophy to package management. The goal isn't to get people using Gentoo but rather for attendees to walk away thinking about how they might be able to apply that to their own distributions or other projects.

We'll cover how the package manager (Portage) works, what packages (ebuilds) look like, our focus on ease of use for package authors, how we've iterated on our package format over time, etc.


Donnie Berkholz