Useful Portage tools

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The article contains a list of helpful Portage-related tools.

Name Package Homepage Description
eix app-portage/eix https://github.com/vaeth/eix/ Command line tool for accessing information on installed packages, local settings, and local and external overlays
elogv app-portage/elogv https://github.com/gentoo/elogv Curses based utility to parse the contents of elogs created by Portage.
enalyze app-portage/gentoolkit The Portage Tools Project Gentoo's installed packages analysis and repair tool
equery app-portage/gentoolkit The Portage Tools Project Gentoo package query tool.
eselect repository app-eselect/eselect-repository https://github.com/mgorny/eselect-repository A tool to configure Gentoo overlays. Relies on emerge to synchronize them.)
euse app-portage/gentoolkit The Portage Tools Project Command line USE flag editor
euses app-portage/euses https://rooversj.home.xs4all.nl/gentoo/ Look up USE flag descriptions fast.
flaggie app-portage/flaggie https://github.com/mgorny/flaggie A CLI-based mangler for package.* files.
genlop app-portage/genlop The Perl Project A nice emerge.log parser.
layman app-portage/layman http://layman.sourceforge.net/ A tool to configure and sync Gentoo overlays.
pfl app-portage/pfl https://www.portagefilelist.de/ Searchable online file/package database for Gentoo.
pkgcore sys-apps/pkgcore https://github.com/pkgcore Package and repository utilities.
pybugz www-client/pybugz https://github.com/williamh/pybugz A command line interface to Gentoo Bugzilla.
q applets app-portage/portage-utils Portage Utils Small and fast Portage helper tools written in C.
smart-live-rebuild app-portage/smart-live-rebuild https://github.com/mgorny/smart-live-rebuild Check live packages for updates and emerge them as necessary.

See also

  • eix — a set of utilities for searching and diffing local ebuild repositories using a binary cache.
  • elogv — a curses-based tool that parses the contents of elogs created by Portage.
  • equery — a tool to make several common Portage operations simpler.
  • Eselect/Repository — an eselect module for manipulating /etc/portage/repos.conf entries.
  • euse — a suite of tools to ease the administration of a Gentoo system.
  • genlop — a utility for extracting information about emerged ebuilds from Portage log files
  • gentoolkit — a suite of tools to ease the administration of a Gentoo system.
  • layman — a ebuild repository management tool.
  • pfl — used to search for files (or strings) provided by packages that are not yet installed
  • pkgcore — an alternative package manager for Gentoo that aims for high performance, extensibility, and a clean design.
  • pybugz — a command line interface to Gentoo Bugzilla
  • q applets — a collection of small, fast Portage query utilities written in C.