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Welcome to the Gentoo wiki!

Larry the cow beckons you to explore the wiki!

 Available documentation

To find information use the search box on the top right corner of the screen, or categorically browse the wiki using the Documentation topic links provided below.

Both official Gentoo project documentation as well as community-contributed content can be found here. The vast majority of documentation is publicly editable. Official documents have a Handbook: or Project: prefix (only developers can edit them). Community members can leave comments/feedback for these pages via their respective Discussion pages.

Find something to add or edit? The Getting started section (below) gives contributors a few pointers on how to start editing articles.

Most importantly, the Gentoo Handbook is among the best documents found on the wiki:

Documentation topics



September 23, 2021: Updates to developer and project wiki forms

Over the past few days wiki admins have been working on small enhancements to Gentoo developer and project 'pages' here on the wiki. Enhancements include:

  • Links to packages maintained via packages.g.o for developer and project pages (opt in).
  • Links to keys.g.o for developer pages that define properly PGP key IDs (opt in).

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October 2, 2020: Tomorrow's Gentoo Bugday will be focused on wiki improvements

It is a little short notice, however the next Gentoo Bugday will focus on improving documentation around the wiki. Improvements can always be made, so as always we hope to see our community members getting involved tomorrow. Join us on Freenode IRC in #gentoo-bugday (webchat) if you would like to chat or do not know where to begin.
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April 17, 2019: New community user wiki profile form

A community user profile form has been created to help our community members create their wiki profile pages. Using this form will help our community avoid formatting their userspace pages using the traditional {{InfoBox}} templates. Presently the user form is fairly basic. Users can add their real name, nickname, website, PGP key fingerprint, etc. Expect functionality to be expanded in the future.
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 Getting started

Anyone is welcome to edit or create pages on this wiki.

Gentoo wiki contributors encourage beginners to consult the Help page before making edits. It also links to the MediaWiki User's Guide which contains information on how to use wiki software.

If there is something we can improve please let us know on the Feedback page.

For any questions related to using or editing the wiki, you can always join our #gentoo-wiki (webchat) IRC channel on or email us at

Please note: For general Gentoo support, please get in touch with our support community instead. General support is not provided via the wiki.

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