This is where the Gentoo Qt project develops and maintains ebuilds for
experimental Qt versions (pre-releases and "live" code from git) and
Qt-related packages. For your convenience, we also provide a few package
The overlay is hosted on Github and on the official Gentoo infrastructure at:
You don't need to emerge the Qt ebuilds specifically, they are normally pulled
in as dependencies for packages that use Qt. But you may want to have all of
Qt installed, for example if you are a developer or tester. In that case we
recommend you copy the most applicable set to your
directory, rename it (to prevent portage error on set redefinition), and
customize it to your own wishes.
If you have questions, you can find us on IRC in #gentoo-qt on Libera.chat or at [email protected].
Bugs should be reported on https://bugs.gentoo.org. Be sure to include "[qt overlay]" in the summary of your bug report.
Users wanting to contribute should first read the Qt project policies.
Run the following command:
layman -f -a qt
And you're done.
If you want to refresh the overlay, run:
layman -s qt