Gentoo/Funtoo Support?

linux

#1

Is support for Gentoo/Funtoo Linux going to be added? Or is the source code avalible in a .tar.xz file? I like this browser and its ideals, and would really like to use Brave, but I can’t because there is no overlay, offical portage repo or .tar.xz avalible for download. Currently using it on my Fedora laptop


#2

Hi @cyberhound,

I’m sorry, I’m not very familiar with Linux.
Is this 32 or 64 bit version of Linux? ATM, Brave support for 64bit of Linux (32bit version is coming). So, if Gentoo/Funtoo is 64bit, I think you can install Brave on it. :slight_smile:

You can download it from https://brave.com/download
Or download it directly from GH (there’s a .tar.gz file. Is this same with .tar.xz?). Here’s the link for the latest release, 0.18.14 https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.18.14dev

Will ccing @sriram or @suguru too for additional and proper answer.

Thank you,
:slight_smile:


#3

I’m not familiar with Gentoo, but I thought you would build the binary from the source code via git.

https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop#running-from-source

Please let me know Gentoo requires different packages to build it. Best,


#4

To be able to compile something on Gentoo it needs to meet one of the following requirements:

  1. It has to be in the portage tree (portage is the “package manager” in Gentoo)
  2. It has to have a portage overlay (an overlay is Gentoo’s version of a ppa)
  3. It has to have a .tar.xz archive avalible to download. You can compile source code manually this way, but have to download it manually because it has no repo.

As far as I know, this is the only way to compile applications in Gentoo.

NOTE: Having Brave as an overlay (same as the AUR or a PPA) or in the portage tree is perferable because other wise you have no way of knowing when the program needs updating unless it tells you. And the program has to have USE flags programmed in because otherwise it could break on Gentoo


#5

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