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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 (seen in the previous paragraph after "Packages.Gentoo.org" if you're 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}}.


Parameter name Required? Default value Description
Anonymous parameter 1 Yes (n/a) Package name in the form category-subcategory/packagename.

The value of the required anonymous parameter must match the name of a package in the Gentoo repository (popularly known as the "Portage tree"). The template does no checking of its input but simply links to the provided name. Valid package names can be determined using emerge on a running Gentoo system or by searching or browsing the repository online.



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