System set (Portage)

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The system set, also referred to as @system in Portage development, contains the software packages required for a standard Gentoo Linux installation to run properly.

The system packages are defined by the Gentoo profiles (through the packages files). An end-user can easily see which packages are seen as part of the system set by running the following emerge command:

user $emerge --pretend @system

Listing the system set

Various tools can be used to list the system set.


For eix, issue:

user $eix -c --system

See also