Gentoo Linux: Vortrag und install party

by Niklaus 'vimja' Hofer on 2019-10-07


The presentation covers functionality which is less well known. Among them the creation of custom overlays and the custom fitting of profiles. Another subject covered will be binary packages.

Ristorante Casa d'Italia, Bühlstr. 57, 3012 Bern


At the Gentoo install party, we will guide you through the installation of Gentoo Linux. Whether you want to install Gentoo on hardware or in a VM is left for you to decide. An important topic will be the encryption of the system's hard disk.

Chaostreff Bern, Kyburgstrasse 13, 3013 Bern
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Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux is a source based meta distribution. As such, Gentoo offers a lot of control and many ways to customize the system. For that purpose, the project has created a plethora of tools. Arguably the most important one being the package manager Gentoo which usually installs software not from pre-built binary packages but instead compiles it directly from the source code. The process of building the software is controlled through small text files called ebuilds. Because the software is compiled and linked on the system, Gentoo can offer a large span of both new and stable software. The users can decide for themselves how far in either direction they are willing to go, either with the entire system or just select parts of it. Gentoo then, can be whatever it is you always wanted from your Linux distribution.


The Presentation and the workshop are organized in cooperation with the local Linux User Group, the LugBE.