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gentle (Gentoo Lazy Entry) is a metadata.xml generator for ebuilds.


USE flags

USE flags for app-portage/gentle Gentoo Lazy Entry - a metadata.xml generator

doc Add extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally
test Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)


Install gentle:

root #emerge --ask app-portage/gentle


The gentle command takes an ebuild file as input, unpacks sources into a temporary directory and tries to guess upstream metadata.

user $gentle foo-1.0.ebuild

See also