Announcing the Gentoo Monero Overlay

Posted on June 9, 2020

To make interacting with Monero and its ecosystem easier on Gentoo Linux systems, I have created the gentoo-monero overlay.

Enabling the Overlay

The Monero overlay is included in the main repositories list, so you can easily use eselect-repository or layman to enable it:

# Install eselect-repository, if you don't have it already.
emerge --noreplace app-eselect/eselect-repository

# Enable the Monero overlay.
eselect repository enable monero

# Perform initial sync of Monero overlay.
emaint sync -r monero

# Install some software!
emerge net-p2p/monero


All pull requests and bug reports are welcome via GitHub.

Future Work

Currently all of the Monero libraries get statically linked into the executables. I’d like to build them as shared libraries, but unfortunately some of them conflict with existing libraries (e.g. Monero builds its own patched liblmdb).

I’d also like to split the monolithic package up into pieces like monero-libraries, monero-daemon, monero-wallet, etc.