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Gentoo Webapps
Description The web-apps team maintains web applications, an eclass to facilitate writing ebuilds for these packages, and the webapp-config tool.
Project email
IRC channel #gentoo-web
Lead(s) none
No lead election date set
(and inherited member(s))
Parent Project Gentoo Linux
Project listing

The Gentoo web-app team maintains most web applications available via Portage. In addition, we provide the webapp-config utility that allows users to install ebuilds into different virtual hosts.

We are also responsible for the webapp.eclass that allows to prepare web applications for installation with webapp-config.


Our goal is to make Gentoo the best platform for installing and maintaining web applications. To achieve this goal, we work closely with several other projects such as Apache and PHP.


Documentation resources offered by the webapps project include:



The best way to reach us is on #gentoo-web. Please feel free to stop by to talk about webapp-config or about web applications on Gentoo. We welcome suggestions for improvement.

Bug lists

Mailing lists

The Gentoo web applications team uses the mailing list for discussions related to web applications and webapp-config. This is a low-volume list.

To subscribe to this mailing list, send an empty e-mail to Once subscribed, you can post by sending an e-mail to

External resources

  • - A deprecated ebuild repository that belongs to this project. It contains applications that either lack a developer willing to maintain them in the main ebuild repository or have not been reviewed for security holes. The ebuilds (and thereby applications) available through experimental repository might compromise the security of your server!