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This page is a template. It contains some standardized, often used text, which can be transcluded inside other pages.

As this template is widely used in our wiki, it may be protected in which case only staff members can change it. Use the discussion page to propose enhancements or fixes, or to voice your opinion.

Use this template to link a package name to its listing at packages.gentoo.org in running text (or in a list).

This template should never be used inside of templates that simulate a command line interface, like {{Cmd}} and {{RootCmd}}, because the external-link icon (e.g. as with this link: "https://packages.gentoo.org", for those using a graphical browser) could confuse readers in that context. For the same resaon, it should also be avoided in templates that display special types of code, like {{FileBox}}, {{CodeBox}}, and {{KernelBox}}, except possibly in the "title" line.

To provide a link to package information in a right-floated box, use {{InfoBox package}}.


To link a package name to its listing at packages.gentoo.org

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Package name1

Package name in the form category-subcategory/packagename


The value of the required anonymous parameter must match the name of a package in the current Gentoo ebuild repository. The template does not check its input, it simply links to the provided name, so check that package names are valid. Valid package names can be determined by using for example the emerge search function on a running Gentoo system, or by searching packages.gentoo.org or browsing categories on packages.gentoo.org.



See the template's testcases:


One anonymous parameter matching a Portage category + package name
Wiki code
Main version
Sandbox version


One anonymous parameter not matching a Portage category + package name (broken link)
Wiki code
Main version
Sandbox version

No parameter (error message)
Wiki code
Main version
{{Package template error}}
Parameter 1 not defined. For correct usage see Package template's documentation on the 1 parameter.
Sandbox version

See also

The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Package/doc. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit) and testcases (edit) pages.
Please add categories and interwikis to the /doc subpage. (See the subpages of this template.)