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webapp-config is the installer for web-based applications of the Gentoo Linux distribution. It is used for the automatic setup of web applications in virtual hosting environments.


webapp-config was originally a bash script used to simplify the installation of PHP-based web applications. It has later been rewritten in Python to make it significantly faster. In its current state it is used for the majority of web applications provided within the main Gentoo repository.

It is still limited to the installation of file based web services which mainly refers to the common Apache/PHP combination and derivatives thereof.


The goal of webapp-config is to make the installation of web applications as easy as possible.

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The code for the project is maintained at Gentoo's


The archive of release tarballs is here.


For direct questions you may try to contact us over IRC. The project specific channel is #gentoo-web (webchat).

This page is based on a document formerly found on our main website
The following people contributed to the original document: Gunnar Wrobel, Anthony G. Basile (blueness) , and Devan Franchini (twitch153) .
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