User:MGorny/Draft:Users' Guide to Repositories
This page is a work in progress by MGorny (talk | contribs). Treat its contents with caution.
By default, Gentoo provides a huge ebuild repository called gentoo. It contains all the officially supported packages maintained by Gentoo developers and proxied maintainers. However, there are numerous additional official and unofficial repositories which can provide additional packages or more experimental flavors of regular Gentoo packages.
Finding additional ebuild repositories
Please note that all ebuild repositories get full ebuild permissions. In particular, they can override or otherwise interfere with system packages, and the ebuilds can perform any actions using root permissions. Use with caution.
$ layman -L * Fetching remote list... * Fetch Ok * abadonna-overlay [Git ] (https://gitlab.com/Abadonna/abadonna-overla...) * abendbrot [Git ] (https://github.com/stefan-gr/abendbrot.git,...) * abnorm [Git ] (git://github.com/faust/portage.git ) * activehome [Git ] (git://anongit.gentoo.org/user/activehome.gi...) [...]
$ layman -i abadonna-overlay * abadonna-overlay * 07:39, 15 June 2015 (UTC)07:39, 15 June 2015 (UTC)07:39, 15 June 2015 (UTC)~ * Sources: * 1. https://gitlab.com/Abadonna/abadonna-overlay.git * 2. email@example.com:Abadonna/abadonna-overlay.git * * Contact : Abadonna <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Type : Git; Priority: 50 * Quality : experimental * * Description: * This personal repository contains ebuilds and fixes for packages that I'm interested in * * Link: * https://gitlab.com/Abadonna/abadonna-overlay *