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Welcome to the Gentoo wiki!

Larry the cow welcomes you this season with yuletide carols!

 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



January 16, 2019: New sections added to wiki guidelines

After some review a few new sections have been added to the Gentoo wiki Guidelines. Contributors are encouraged to review the guidelines every once in a while to refresh themselves on recommended wiki prose. Happy New Year!

December 7, 2018: Updates complete

Updates complete! Please report any issues under our wiki site category on Bugzilla.

November 29, 2018: Christmas is coming early this year!

Christmas is coming a little early this year for the wiki! Gentoo's wiki team is excited to announce updates to your favorite knowledge base are in the works! We anticipate quite a few of the existing issues across the site will be resolved, however with any software updates new issues will almost certainly surface.

New to the wiki project is Brian Evans (Grknight) - who, although recently joining the project, has spear-headed the update process. If you see him around be sure to thank him! We'll be keeping a lookout for new issues created by the upgrade and will provide another brief update across the wiki and our our status site before we pull the trigger. More news to come!

 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 IRC channel on Freenode 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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