Portage Categories

This is all the categories of software included in a Gentoo Portage tree, this list is current as of Mon May 22 2017 19:30:01 +0000

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app-accessibility
The app-accessibility category contains packages which help with accessibility (for example, screen readers).
app-admin
The app-admin category contains non-core applications which relate to system administration.
app-antivirus
The app-antivirus category contains antivirus software.
app-arch
The app-arch category contains tools for archiving, compressing and uncompressing files or groups of files.
app-backup
The app-backup category contains tools for performing backups of data, including both full and incremental backups, as well as backups to other media (CD-R, Tape, etc.).
app-benchmarks
The app-benchmarks category contains benchmarking software.
app-cdr
The app-cdr category contains software for writing CDs and DVDs, and for working with .iso files.
app-crypt
The app-crypt category contains cryptographic (encryption, decryption, steganography and signing) software.
app-dicts
The app-dicts category contains dictionary and word-list packages.
app-doc
The app-doc category contains various miscellaneous documentation collections.
app-editors
The app-editors category contains text editors.
app-emacs
The app-emacs category contains extension packages for the Emacs text editor.
app-emulation
The app-emulation category contains emulation software.
app-eselect
The app-eselect category contains modules for the eselect configuration and administration tool.
app-forensics
The app-forensics category contains software which helps detect and analyse security breaches.
app-i18n
The app-i18n category contains internationalisation-related packages.
app-laptop
The app-laptop category contains packages which are designed to work with certain kinds of laptop or notebook computer.
app-leechcraft
The app-leechcraft category contains LeechCraft core and all plugins.
app-misc
The app-misc category contains various miscellaneous application packages which don't belong anywhere else.
app-mobilephone
The app-mobilephone category contains software for working with mobile phones.
app-office
The app-office category contains 'office' (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation) software packages.
app-officeext
The app-officeext category contains extension packages for LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
app-pda
The app-pda category contains software for working with personal digital assistants or hand-held computers.
app-portage
The app-portage category contains software which works with portage or ebuilds.
app-shells
The app-shells category contains shells and their extensions.
app-text
The app-text category contains tools for working with human-language text files.
app-vim
The app-vim category contains plugins, syntax file and spelling packages for the Vim text editor.
app-xemacs
The app-xemacs category contains extensions for the XEmacs text editor.
dev-ada
The dev-ada category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Ada programming language.
dev-cpp
The dev-cpp category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the c++ programming language.
dev-db
The dev-db category contains libraries and utilities for database related programming.
dev-dotnet
The dev-dotnet category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the .NET programming environment.
dev-embedded
The dev-embedded category contains libraries and utilities relevant to embedded programming.
dev-erlang
The dev-erlang category contains libraries, utilities or bindings written in or for the Erlang programming language.
dev-games
The dev-games category contains libraries and utilities relevant to games programming.
dev-go
The dev-go category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Go programming language.
dev-haskell
The dev-haskell category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Haskell programming language.
dev-java
The dev-java category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Java programming language.
dev-lang
The dev-lang category contains various programming language implementations and related tools.
dev-libs
The dev-libs category contains various miscellaneous programming libraries.
dev-lisp
The dev-lisp category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Lisp programming language.
dev-lua
The dev-lua category contains libraries, utilities or bindings written in or for the Lua programming language.
dev-ml
The dev-ml category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the ML programming language.
dev-perl
The dev-perl category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Perl programming language.
dev-php
The dev-php category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the PHP programming language.
dev-python
The dev-python category contains libraries, utilities or bindings written in or for the Python programming language.
dev-qt
The dev-qt category contains packages for the Qt framework modules and directly related libraries and development applications from the upstream Qt Project. Do not add other packages to this category.
dev-ros
The dev-ros category contains ROS and ROS-related packages.
dev-ruby
The dev-ruby category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Ruby programming language.
dev-scheme
The dev-scheme category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Scheme programming language.
dev-tcltk
The dev-tcltk category contains Tcl- and Tk-related libraries and tools.
dev-tex
The dev-tex category contains libraries and tools useful when working with TeX and TeX-based environments such as LaTeX.
dev-texlive
The dev-texlive category contains various TeXLive's packages.
dev-util
The dev-util category contains various miscellaneous development utilities.
dev-vcs
The dev-vcs category contains utilities focused on version control.
games-action
The games-action category contains action games.
games-arcade
The games-arcade category contains arcade games.
games-board
The games-board category contains board games.
games-emulation
The games-emulation category contains game platform emulators.
games-engines
The games-engines category contains game engines.
games-fps
The games-fps category contains first person shooter games.
games-kids
The games-kids category contains games designed for children.
games-misc
The games-misc category contains miscellaneous games which do not fit into other games- categories.
games-mud
The games-mud category contains multi-user dungeon games.
games-puzzle
The games-puzzle category contains puzzle games.
games-roguelike
The games-roguelike category contains games which resemble Rogue's style.
games-rpg
The games-rpg category contains role-playing games.
games-server
The games-server category contains game servers.
games-simulation
The games-simulation category contains simulation games.
games-sports
The games-sports category contains sports games.
games-strategy
The games-strategy category contains strategy games.
games-util
The games-util category contains various game-related utilities.
gnome-base
The gnome-base category contains core GNOME packages.
gnome-extra
The gnome-extra category contains additional non-core GNOME packages.
gnustep-apps
The gnustep-apps category contains GNUstep applications.
gnustep-base
The gnustep-base category contains GNUstep base packages.
gnustep-libs
The gnustep-libs category contains GNUstep libraries.
java-virtuals
The java-virtuals category contains packages which satisfy virtual dependencies. These virtuals install a file which is used by the java-config system to provide information like classpath and minimum required vm values.
kde-apps
The kde-apps category contains packages released by KDE as part of KDE Applications 5.
kde-frameworks
The kde-frameworks category contains KDE Frameworks - the next generation of KDE libraries modularized for easy integration in Qt applications.
kde-misc
The kde-misc category contains various miscellaneous KDE packages. In general, packages here are extensions of the KDE desktop environment (ioslaves, command center modules, plasmoids, ...), while KDE applications that do not rely on the desktop environment better suit other categories.
kde-plasma
The kde-plasma category contains KDE Plasma
lxde-base
The lxde-base category contains core packages for LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.
lxqt-base
The lxqt-base category contains core packages for LXQt Desktop Environment.
mail-client
The mail-client category contains email clients.
mail-filter
The mail-filter category contains email filtering software.
mail-mta
The mail-mta category contains mail transport agent packages.
mate-base
The mate-base category contains core MATE packages.
mate-extra
The mate-extra category contains additional non-core MATE packages.
media-fonts
The media-fonts category contains fonts.
media-gfx
The media-gfx category contains graphics-related packages.
media-libs
The media-libs category contains media-related libraries.
media-plugins
The media-plugins category contains plugin packages for various media applications.
media-radio
The media-radio category contains radio-related media applications.
media-sound
The media-sound category contains sound, music and audio applications.
media-tv
The media-tv category contains television-related applications.
media-video
The media-video category contains video-related applications.
net-analyzer
The net-analyzer category contains network analysis software.
net-dialup
The net-dialup category contains dialup-related networking software.
net-dns
The net-dns category contains DNS (Domain Name Service) related software.
net-firewall
The net-firewall category contains network firewall software.
net-fs
The net-fs category contains network filesystem packages.
net-ftp
The net-ftp contains FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software.
net-im
The net-im category contains instant messaging software.
net-irc
The net-irc category contains IRC (Internet Relay Chat) clients and servers.
net-libs
The net-libs category contains libraries that are network-related.
net-mail
The net-mail category contains various email-related utilities.
net-misc
The net-misc category contains various miscellaneous networking tools and utilities.
net-nds
The net-nds category contains NDS (NetWare Directory Services) software.
net-news
The net-news category contains news-related network software.
net-nntp
The net-nntp category contains NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) software.
net-p2p
The net-p2p category contains peer-to-peer networking applications.
net-print
The net-print category contains network printing packages.
net-proxy
The net-proxy category contains network proxy software.
net-voip
The net-voip category contains packages related to Voice-over-IP
net-vpn
The net-vpn category contains packages related to virtual private networks and tunneling utilities.
net-wireless
The net-wireless category contains wireless networking software and utilities.
perl-core
The perl-core category contains libraries and utilities relevant to the Perl programming language.
ros-meta
The ros-meta category contains ROS meta-packages.
sci-astronomy
The sci-astronomy category contains software that can be used in astronomical and related scientific environments.
sci-biology
The sci-biology category contains software that can be used in biological and related scientific environments.
sci-calculators
The sci-calculators category contains scientific calculator packages.
sci-chemistry
The sci-chemistry category contains software that can be used in chemistral scientific environments.
sci-electronics
The sci-electronics category contains electronics packages.
sci-geosciences
The sci-geosciences category contains geosciences-related software.
sci-libs
The sci-libs category contains various science-related libraries.
sci-mathematics
The sci-mathematics category contains mathematical software.
sci-misc
The sci-misc category contains various miscellaneous science applications which do not fit any other sci-* category.
sci-physics
The sci-physics category contains physics related software.
sci-visualization
The sci-visualization category contains scientific visualization applications.
sec-policy
The sec-policy category contains security policies for access control systems such as SELinux.
sys-apps
The sys-apps category contains various core system applications, and some non-core system applications which have not yet been moved out into other sys- categories.
sys-auth
The sys-auth category contains applications and libraries to support authentication and authorization facilities. Here belongs PAM modules, NSS modules and login apps.
sys-block
The sys-block category contains packages which work with block devices.
sys-boot
The sys-boot category contains bootloaders and related tools.
sys-cluster
The sys-cluster category contains cluster-related software.
sys-devel
The sys-devel category contains various core system development tools and libraries.
sys-fabric
The sys-fabric category contains OFED software stack and other infiniband related software.
sys-firmware
The sys-firmware category contains misc. firmware and microcode.
sys-freebsd
Ebuilds for the Gentoo/FreeBSD base system software.
sys-fs
The sys-fs category contains filesystem tools and utilities.
sys-kernel
The sys-kernel category contains kernel source ebuilds and kernel-related tools.
sys-libs
The sys-libs category contains various system-level libraries.
sys-power
The sys-power category contains software which handles power management, including CPU frequency scaling tools.
sys-process
The sys-process category contains packages which query or manipulate processes. The 'cron' daemons are included in this.
virtual
The virtual category contains packages which satisfy virtual dependencies.
www-apache
The www-apache category contains modules for the Apache webserver.
www-apps
The www-apps category contains various world wide web applications.
www-client
The www-client category contains world wide web clients.
www-misc
The www-misc category contains various miscellaneous world wide web software.
www-plugins
The www-plugins category contains plug-ins for Web browsers.
www-servers
The www-servers category contains web server packages.
x11-apps
x11-apps contains applications distributed as part of X.Org X11.
x11-base
The x11-base category contains various X11 base implementations.
x11-drivers
x11-drivers contain drivers that interface with the core X11 server.
x11-libs
The x11-libs category contains various X11-related libraries.
x11-misc
The x11-misc category contains miscellaneous X11 applications which do not belong elsewhere.
x11-plugins
The x11-plugins category contains plugin packages for various X11 applications.
x11-proto
x11-proto contains the X11 protocol headers.
x11-terms
The x11-terms category contains terminal emulators for X11 environments.
x11-themes
The x11-themes category contains various theme and style packages for X11 applications.
x11-wm
The x11-wm category contains X11 window managers.
xfce-base
The xfce-base category contains base XFCE packages.
xfce-extra
The xfce-extra category contains non-core XFCE applications.
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