Gentoo Development Guide

Arch Specific Notes

This section provides a brief overview of various arch-specific issues. It is not complete, and it is not a substitute for discussing any problems with the relevant arch team.


People who have worked with some other distributions may find Gentoo's views on architecture support slightly unfamiliar. We do not follow Debian's attempts to provide a standard set of packages at specific versions and install it onto every platform — rather, we simply attempt to provide whatever happens to work best in any situation.