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How to publish Gentoo packages on Nexus.

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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 Nexus?

The Nexus repository is a repository that facilitates the discovery, access and installation of public artifacts. It supports open source dependencies and references them in Maven-compatible package declarations. The most common use is to resolve a target dependency by hashing a file with a specified MD5 sum and using Nexus to look up the artifact in its local cache or available repositories . It is also possible to combine Maven (and other) metadata with an artifact before publication.

Publish Gentoo packages on Nexus with packagecloud

If you’re looking to publish Gentoo packages on Nexus, you can use packagecloud to handle all of your package management. Packagecloud works with all kinds of packages, not only Gentoo packages. With packagecloud you can manage all of your packages from various OS’s, languages, and more. Always trust that your packages will be secure when you publish your Gentoo packages on Nexus via packagecloud.

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