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How to build Gentoo packages with Puppet.

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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 Puppet?

Puppet is a platform for configuration management, continuous delivery and IT automation of any application. Puppet is everywhere: in the smallest start-up to some of the world’s largest enterprises. It’s used by tens of thousands of organizations in over 100 countries, from every corner of the technology industry; finance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, retail, healthcare and beyond. Scale your entire business by automating and managing everything from PCs and servers to VMs and containers in hybrid cloud environments with Puppet Enterprise. Puppet works on almost anything, from physical hardware to virtual machines and containers to cloud services - we'll even help you make sure that code out in GitHub is getting deployed correctly.

Building Gentoo package with Puppet via packagecloud

If you’re looking to build Gentoo package with Puppet, 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 Puppet.

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