Porthole - the Gentoo package management GUI

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Porthole is a graphical interface for Gentoo's portage package management system originally written for the Vidalinux Desktop OS Gentoo-fork which was abandoned in 2010. Porthole itself it sort-of abandoned and has not been updated since 2014. Even so it's still functional and quite useful.

Usefulness and limitations[edit]

Porthole lets you search for software and install it with your default make.conf and USE and unmask settings. There is no way to automatically unmask and install a masked package. If there is a conflict due to USE flags or something else then you're on your own, Porthole will not help you or handle it.

Configuration[edit]

Porthole requires you to be able to run commands as root with sudo.