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How to build Gentoo packages with CircleCI.

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What are Gentoo packages?

Gentoo is a totally free Linux distribution. It uses the latest development tools and software technologies and is dedicated to quality rather than blindly following traditional usage patterns with binary packages and config files. Every part of Gentoo, including installation images, is free software; most of the source code is available to whoever wants it. Gentoo has been developed in an entirely open process, in which technical choices are made via discussion in email forums and IRC channels rather than by secretive members of some elite development cabal. Each package in Gentoo has its own maintainer who decides whether or not to include it; you are welcome to volunteer to Gentoo.


What is CircleCI?

CircleCI is a cloud-based continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform that helps developers build and ship their code faster, more easily, and with confidence. With CircleCI you can automate the testing, building, deploying, and monitoring of applications from a single console with a fully integrated experience. Circleci scales with your business needs. Simple, extensible DevOps software that is an order of magnitude faster than Gitlab-CI or Travis-CI. It offers more options for configuration, has low impacting resource requirements and makes collaborating on pipeline tasks an effortless experience.

Building Gentoo package with CircleCI via packagecloud

If you’re looking to build Gentoo package with CircleCI, you can use packagecloud to handle all of your package management and integrations with your CI/CD tools. Packagecloud works with all kinds of packages, not only Gentoo packages. As well, you can integrate with all kinds of CI/CD tools, not only CircleCI.

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