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a special directory created by Gentoo developers which generally contains files that set environment variables for various applications. +
<span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 95%">/etc/local.d/</span> can contain small programs or light scripts to be run when the local service is started or stopped. +
a global <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 95%">bashrc</span> file referenced by Portage. +
a file that contains a simple list of valid categories that may be used in repositories and the <var>PKGDIR</var> variable. +
a file containing groups of licenses that may be specified in the <var>[[:/etc/portage/make.conf#ACCEPT_LICENSE|ACCEPT_LICENSE]]</var> variable. +
files or directories of files containing definitions for per-package <var>ACCEPT_KEYWORDS</var> statements. +