Gentoo Documentation Resources
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Welcome to the Gentoo Documentation Resources. This page will give you a quick
overview on the documentation we provide. Most documentation is released under
the Creative Commons -
Attribution / Share Alike license, an open documentation license. All
documentation should also be available in a printer-friendly format. To view
this document, append ?style=printable to the URL. You'll also find
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If you find bugs in our documentation or have proposals, please use our Bugtracking System and fill in a bug report
for "Documentation" or "Doc Other". These bug reports will then be handled by
the Gentoo Documentation Project.
Our documentation is categorized and
hierarchically navigable. If you want a quick overview of all available
documentation without the additional information, please use our Documentation Listing page. We also have a full listing of all our documents with their
Project Specific Documentation
Base Project Documentation
Gentoo/AMD64 Howtos :
Here, you can find the Gentoo/AMD64 Howtos.
Gentoo Embedded Handbook:
The Gentoo Embedded Handbook is the center point for all Embedded work done
with Gentoo. It aims to cover just about all aspects of the process -- from
theory to design to practice.
Gentoo x86 Arch Tester's FAQ:
This document is the x86 Arch Tester's bible.
Developer Relations Documentation
Gentoo Developer Handbook:
This is the Gentoo Developer Handbook, a continuing effort to
centralize development policies across Gentoo and to also outline
Gentoo's development systems and procedures.
Documentation Project Documentation
Gentoo Linux Documentation Policy:
This document contains the Gentoo Documentation Policy, which is the
base document which all Gentoo Documentation developers and
Contributors should know and exercise.
Documentation Development Tips & Tricks:
Some tips & tricks that make the life for a Gentoo Documentation Developer
How to Install Gorg:
This guide describes how to install and configure gorg.
Translators Howto for Gentoo Documentation:
A frequently asked question is how to become a translator and what actions
should be performed both to become one and to act as one. This document tries to
explain all this.
Gentoo Metadoc XML Guide:
This guide informs developers how to use the Metadoc XML format that allows the
Gentoo Documentation Project to keep its documentation in a hierarchical manner
and allow more information to be stored about each document.
Hardened Project Documentation
Introduction to Hardened Gentoo:A Primer on Hardened Gentoo.
Using Xorg on Hardened Gentoo:
How to install and use Xorg on Hardened Gentoo
Gentoo Hardened / SELinux Documentation:
All our SELinux documentation have moved to the Gentoo Wiki.
Rule Set Based Access Control (RSBAC) for Linux - Overview:
This document should give you an overview of RSBAC access control system.
Rule Set Based Access Control (RSBAC) for Linux - Quickstart:This document will guide you through the installation of the
RSBAC on Gentoo Linux
Infrastructure Project Documentation
Metastructure Project Documentation
Gentoo ProjectXML Guide:
This guide shows you how to create an official GuideXML page for a Gentoo Linux
Project. The guide assumes a basic knowledge of the GuideXML format.
Public Relations Project Documentation
Learn to write and structure Gentoo presentations.
Release Engineering Project Documentation
Frequently asked questions relating to the Catalyst tool.
Gentoo Linux Installer:
An introduction to the Gentoo Linux Installer project discussing its purpose,
design structure, and participants.
Gentoo Linux Release Guidelines:
This guide covers both the QA and release guidelines for the Gentoo
Linux biannual release system.
System profile update procedure for 2004.0:
This guide explains both the philosophy and the process behind the 2004.0 profile
naming scheme change.
Security Project Documentation
Gentoo Linux Security:
This page is the entry point for all Gentoo Linux security concerns.
Gentoo Linux Vulnerability Treatment Policy:
This document describes the policy used in Gentoo Linux to treat
vulnerabilities discovered in the packages made available to our
Tips for searching and filtering Security bugs:
This document gives tips and hints for helping filter security-related bugzilla bugs.
Gentoo Forums Documentation
Gentoo Forums Moderator Policies and Guidelines:
This guide is a set of basic rules and policies for moderating the Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Overlays Documentation
Gentoo Overlays: Users' Guide:
This guide helps users understand how to use the Gentoo Overlays service.
Gentoo Overlays: Developers' Guide:
This guide helps developers and contributors understand how to
use the Gentoo Overlays service.
Gentoo Overlays Policy:
This is the policy document governing the Gentoo Overlays service.