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Install froxlor on Gentoo

1. Local portage overlay

1.1 Using layman >= 1.3.0

In order to install froxlor on Gentoo we need to add the layman repositories first. Assuming you have layman installed already, edit /etc/layman/layman.cfg and add the following line to the overlays section:

Then, let layman fetch (-f) our repository and add (-a) it to your local overlay:

layman -f && layman -a froxlor

1.2 Custom local overlay (no layman)

Create directory for your overlay:

mkdir -p /usr/local/overlays

Now clone our gentoo-ebuild overlay with GIT:

git clone /usr/local/overlays/froxlor

And finally, let your system know about your local overlay by adding the following line to your /etc/portage/make.conf


USE-flags for froxlor-ebuild

The ebuild for froxlor introduces some USE-flags to customize your froxlor-installation:

USE-flag Default value Description
awstats Off Use awstats for traffic-statistics instead of webalizer
bind Off Enables support for bind9 nameserver
dovecot On Enables usage of dovecot mailserver instead of courier
fcgid Off Enables FCGID usage for apache2
ftpquota Off Enables +softquota for proftpd and patches config
fpm Off Enables PHP-FPM usage for webservers
lighttpd Off Use lighttpd-webserver instead of apache2 (USE-flag ‘fcgid’ will be ignored)
log On Enables the froxlor logging feature (syslog, mysql, file)
mailquota Off Enables usage of mailquota
nginx Off Use nginx-webserver instead of apache2 (USE-flag ‘fcgid’ will be ignored)
pdns Off Enables powerdns instead of bind as nameserver
pureftpd Off Use pureftpd instead of proftpd as ftp-server
quota Off Install quotatool if you intend to use quota
ssl Off Enables ssl for the froxlor-vhost and customers

If you want to use nginx and ssl for example, add the following line to your /etc/portage/packages.use:

www-apps/froxlor nginx ssl

3. Emerge froxlor

To install froxlor via emerge, just run the following command as root. Emerge will install all the dependencies for you.

emerge froxlor

4. Configure services

PLEASE NOTE You have to configure mysql if you haven’t done that yet before configuring froxlor

To do so, just run:

emerge --config dev-db/mariadb

5. Proceed with installation and configuration

Now follow the general installation documentation starting with step 3: Install froxlor from tarball