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Getting Started with Pentoo for Advanced Software Installation «Null Byte :: WonderHowTo



Kali Linux is probably the most well-known hacking distribution among penetration testers.

One such distribution is Pentoo, a Gentoo-based operating system created by Grimmlin and maintained by Rick Farina aka " Zero_Chaos "), a seasoned developer and penetration tester. Gentoo OS first.

What Is Gentoo?

Gentoo is Linux distribution centered around compiling packages from source. time-consuming to compile just one application.

While it might be counter-productive for a penetration tester who needs new software in the middle of What is Pentoo?

Pentoo is an overlay for Gentoo BlackArch and Kali import custom tool repositories into the Arch and Debian operating systems, respectively. Pentoo is Gentoo, with a curated repository of hacking software that can be combined with a great degree of customization.

Based on its outdated, almost '90s-looking website (sorry, Farina!), some may falsely believe Pentoo is no longer under development.

Pentoo has no marketing department or web developers on its team, unlike Kali Linux. Pentah's dozens of commits.

Pentax's dozens of commits a week, so they benefit directly from Gentoo's hundreds of commits a week. Development has been very active for 13 years and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. We really shine on the "actually making the distribution" and the "keeping all the packages up to date, tested, and working," but we fall down badly on the "maintain a website" piece.

– Rick Farino in on email with null byte

Should I Use Pentoo Instead of Kali Linux?

Well, the short answer is: If Kali is working for you as a penetration testing distro, then use that. Gentoo does not have the most beginner-friendly package manager and may be in a hurry to get started.

On the other hand, if you're looking for a hacking software, Pentoo will likely satisfy that itch. Gentoo-based operating systems really shine when it comes to installing software for libraries, chipsets, desktop environments, protocols, scripting languages, databases, and much more.

Step 1: Download the Pentoo ISO

I'm using Debian 9 for the duration of this installation process, but using Ubuntu, Kali, or macOS can follow along as well.

The first step is to grab a copy of the "full" Pentoo ISO. I want to directly link to ISO. Instead, you should navigate to Pentoo's latest release of ISO.

Step 2: Verifying the Pentoo ISO

Once the download is complete, it's important to verify the ISO file integrity

The ISO hashes can be found in the "pentoo-full – * .iso.DIGESTS" file, so available using the provided download mirrors , sha512sum to generate the ISOs sha512 hash.

 sha512sum /path/to/pentoo-full-*.iso

Then, copy the hash to your clipboard, and grep grep 'YOUR HASH HERE' pentoo-full – *. iso.DIGESTS

If grep returns the hash, then the ISO is verified and can be used. Pentium directly to your laptop's hard drive, it.

Step 3: Create a Live USB of Pentoo

As an alternative to installing can be set up in a virtual machine (VM). However, the Pentacer developers do not exactly recommend using pentesting distros in VM software because most of them support the device's hardware directly.

For example, port scanning with masscan, GPU password cracking, and using your laptop's built-in radios wants to perform more efficiently when the OS has direct contact with the hardware.

Installing Pentoo directly to your laptop will provide the best experience, so I'll show how to get started with it

Option 1: Use the Command Line Like a Wizard

First, insert a USB flash drive into the laptop.

After inserting the USB flash drive, open a terminal, and use the dmesg command (as root, in macOS) to find the USB flash drive letter.

 dmesg

[56084.482131] usb 2-5.1: new SuperSpeed ​​USB device number 12 using xhci_hcd
[56084.502882] usb 2-5.1: New USB device found, idVendor = 0781, idProduct = 5581
[56084.502884] usb 2-5.1: New USB device strings: Mfr = 1, Product = 2, SerialNumber = 3
[56084.502885] usb 2-5.1: Product: Ultra
[56084.502885] usb 2-5.1: Manufacturer: SanDisk
[56084.502886] usb 2-5.1: SerialNumber: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[56084.503313] usb-storage 2-5.1: 1.0: USB mass storage device detected
[56084.503466] scsi host7: usb-storage 2-5.1: 1.0
[56085.507205] scsi 7: 0: 0: 0: Direct Access SanDisk Ultra 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[56085.508028] sd 7: 0: 0: 0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
[56085.508112] sd 7: 0: 0: 0: [sde] 60063744 512-byte logical blocks: (30.8 GB / 28.6 GiB)
[56085.509001] sd 7: 0: 0: 0: [sde] Write Protect is off
[56085.509005] sd 7: 0: 0: 0: [sde] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
[56085.509303] sd 7: 0: 0: 0: [sde] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, does not support DPO or FUA
[56085.515111] sde: sde1 sde2
[56085.516038] sd 7: 0: 0: 0: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk 

The flash drive's manufacturer, name, storage capacity, and the assigned drive letter appear in the output. In my case, that's SanDisk, SanDisk Ultra, 30.8 GB, and sde, respectively.

Take note of the drive letter as it's in the next command and is not the same every time. My flash drive was assigned to "sde," but it may appear as "sdc" or "sdf" in some cases. Also, be sure not to use the wrong drive letter.

The below dd command can be used to create the live USB. In dd is instructed to use the Pentoo ISO ( if = ) and write data () to the flash drive ( sde ). The status = progress argument is a lesser-known feature of dd that prints the status and write speed of the command in progress. Do not forget, replace the IOS file and flash drive letter with the ones that you are using.

 sudo dd if = pentoo-full-amd64-default-2018.0_RC8.iso of = / dev / sde bs = 8M status = progress

2927624192 bytes (2.9 GB, 2.7 GiB) copied, 19.0038 s, 154 MB / s
351 + 1 records in
351 + 1 records out
2949644288 bytes (2.9 GB, 2.7 GiB) copied, 153.675 s, 19.2 MB / s 

After about three minutes, the dd command will finish, and the new Pentoo live USB can safely ejected.

Option 2: Use Third-Party Software

Alternatively, Etcher, a cross-platform live USB creator, can be used in MacOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems. In some ways, it's easier to install third-party software.

After installing Etcher, insert the USB flash drive into your computer. Open Etcher, select "Select image," and choose the Pentoo ISO. Next, select "Connect a drive" or just "Select drive," and choose your flash drive. Click the "Flash!"

Image via GitHub

With that done, we can now boot our laptop using the new Pentoo live USB.

Step 4: Boot Using the Live USB

Make sure you shut down your laptop or desktop completely. Then, insert the Pentoo live USB and power on the computer.

The key (s) required to boot into the USB based on the computer manufacturer. A lot of OEMs use F12 such as Dell and Lenovo. ASUS uses the Esc key.

After booting, select the "Pentoo Defaults (verify)" option.

It will then request a keymap.

 >> Hint: Use scandelay [=seconds] if your live medium is slow and boot fails
>> Loading keymaps
Please select a keymap from the following list by typing in the appropriate name or number. Hit Enter for the default "us / 41" US English keymap.

 1 azerty 8 croat 15 fi 22 jp 29 pt 36 slovene 43 sf
 2 be 9 cz 16 for 23 la 30 ro 37 trf
 3 bg 10 DE 17 gr 24 lt 31 ru 38 -
 4 br-a 11 dk 18 hu 25 mk 32 se 39 and others
 5 br-l 12 dvorak 19 il 26 nl 33 sg 40 uk
 6 by 13 it's 20 is 27 no 34 sk-y 41 us
 7 cf 14 and 21 it 28 pl 35 sk-z 42 wangbe
<< Load keymap: 

When that's done, a new password will be required. If you plan to spend a lot of time with this OS, be sure to create a strong password.

 Welcome to Pentoo powered by Gentoo linux ...

This is pentoo.0 (Linux x86_64 4.17.11-pentoo) 06:45:00

pentoo login: pentoo (automatic login)
************************************************** ***************************
* *
* All network interfaces are now down at boot. *
* For gui network manager, type "/etc/init.d/NetworkManager start" as root *
* Or you can type "dhcpcd ethX" as root to setup your network interface. *
* *
* If you are running live usb there are many ways to save changes: *
* You can run "flushchanges" as root to automatically save any *
* changes made since boot. *
* You can run "makemo category / package" as root to install a new package *
* which will be available now and after reboot. *
* *
* Pentoo Bug Tracker https://github.com/pentoo/pentoo-overlay/issues *
* Update using "pentoo-updater" command as root. *
* *
* Type startx to launch XFCE window manager *
* *
************************************************** ***************************

For your security, Pentoo does not come with a default password.
To protect your session you must set a password now.
Do not forget your password.
New password: 

Then, to start the XFCE4 desktop environment, use the startx command.

Step 5: Configure Your Internet

By default, the network manager will be disabled. Internet access is required to install Pentoo, click on the "Start NetworkManager" icon on the desktop to enable it.

Step 6: Install Pentoo

To install Pentoo, double-click the "pentoo-installer" icon on the desktop.

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When that's done, highlight and select option "3" to complete the hard drive preparation step. Gentoo's handbook and disk partitioning guide for more information.

Next, select option "2" to "Copy the Distribution." The installer wants to begin copying over the core system, which can take several minutes to read the flash drive's read / write speed and the computer's CPU.

After It's done, slect option "3" to select a profile. You'll be presented with three profile options.

  • amd64 : Software wants to compile and update from source locally. The versions are believed to be stable and will break or crash when used. Binary : Unlike the amd64 option, precompiled binaries, created by the Pentoo developers, wants to be pulled from the Pentoo repositories ,
  • bleeding_edge : Similar to the amd64 option, software is compiled from source locally. However, the provided software versions are unstable and may be prone to breakage during the installation or usage of software. Exploring Kali Linux Alternatives: Getting Started with Pentium Advanced Software Installation ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>

After choosing a profile, select option "4" to configure default text editor, network hosts, root password, username, and hostname. If you do not want to change the defaults, just click "OK" to proceed to the next "Install Bootloader" step. Select the "GRUB2" bootloader option, then "Yes" to continue.

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Finally, select option "6 "to exit the installer. Download the new Pentoo OS.

Step 7: Perform System Maintenance

Gentoo cheat sheet and emerge manual ( man emerge ) for comprehensive descriptions and arguments details.

The first thing to do is to open a terminal and to run the system. Use the emerge –sync command to do so; It may take several minutes to complete.

 emerge --sync

>>> Syncing repository 'gentoo' into '/ usr / portage' ...
 * Using keys from /usr/share/openpgp-keys/gentoo-release.asc
 * Refreshing keys from keyserver ... 

Layman is a repository management tool that allows users to manage Gentoo overlays (repositories) in a simple, centralized way. Layman and Git are installed.

 sudo emerge app-portage / layman git

Calculating dependencies ... done!
[ebuild  N     ] app-portage / layman-2.4.2-r1 :: gentoo USE = "git gpg mercurial sqlite subversion sync-plugin-portage -bazaar -cvs -darcs (-g-sorcery) -squashfs {-test}" PYTHON_TARGETS = "python3_6 (-pypy) -python2_7 -python3_4 -python3_5" 135 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-python / pyGPG-0.2 :: gentoo PYTHON_TARGETS = "python2_7 python3_6 -python3_4 -python3_5" 16 KiB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-vcs / git-2.19.2 :: gentoo [2.16.4::gentoo] USE = "blksha1 curl gpg iconv nls pcre perl python subversion threads tk webdav -cgi -cvs -doc -emacs -gnome-keyring -highlight -libressl - mediawiki-mediawiki-experimental -pcre-jit (-ppcsha1) {-test} -xinetd "PYTHON_TARGETS =" python2_7 "5,535 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-vcs / mercurial-4.6.2 :: gentoo USE = "- bugzilla -emacs -gpg {-test} -tk" PYTHON_TARGETS = "python2_7" 6.258 KiB
[nomerge       ] dev-vcs / git-2.19.2 :: gentoo [2.16.4::gentoo] USE = "blksha1 curl gpg iconv nls pcre perl python subversion threads tk webdav -cgi -cvs -doc -emacs -gnome-keyring -highlight -libressl - mediawiki-media wiki-experimental -pcre-jit (-ppcsha1) {-test} -xinetd "PYTHON_TARGETS =" python2_7 "
[ebuild  N     ] dev-perl / MailTools-2.190.0 :: gentoo USE = "- examples {-test}" 55 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-perl / TimeDate-2.300.0 :: gentoo 31 KiB

Total: 6 packages (1 upgrade, 5 new), Size of downloads: 12.028 KiB

!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- dev -qt / qtprintsupport-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/var/db/repos/pentoo/profiles/pentoo/base/package.mask:
#force qt update

- dev -qt / qtcharts-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev -qt / qtopengl-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- mail-client / thunderbird-bin-52.9.1 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Ian Stakenvicius  (07 Nov 2018)
# on behalf of Mozilla Project 
# Mask old / vuln thunderbird for removal by 2019,
#see security bug 670102

- dev -qt / qtsvg-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev -qt / qtcore-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- net-analyzer / wireshark-2.6.2 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/var/db/repos/pentoo/profiles/pentoo/base/package.mask:
#mask old wireshark

- dev -qt / qtbluetooth-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- app-admin / localepurge-0.5.4-r2 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Pacho Ramos  (11 Nov 2018)
# Unmaintained for years, buggy (# 183273, # 491010, # 605544). You can rely on
# INSTALL_MASK to skip unwanted locales and install only foo locale:
# INSTALL_MASK = "/ usr / share / locale - / usr / share / locale / foo"
# Removal in a month.

- dev -qt / qtdbus-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-libs / glibc-2.26-r7 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Michał Górny Andreas K. Hüttel ,
# Matthias Maier  (21 May 2017 and later updates)
# These old versions of toolchain packages (binutils, gcc, glibc) are no
# longer officially supported and are not suitable for general use. using
# these packages can result in build failures (and possible breakages) for
# many packages, and may your system be vulnerable to known security
# exploits.
# If you are still using one of these old toolchain packages, please upgrade (and
# switch the compiler / the binutils) ASAP. If you need them for a specific
# (isolated) use case, feel free to unmask them on your system.

- dev -qt / qtgui-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev -qt / qtxmlpatterns-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev -qt / qtwidgets-5.9.6-r1 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev -qt / qtnetwork-5.9.6 :: gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.

>>> Verifying ebuild manifests
>>> Running pre-merge checks for app-portage / layman-2.4.2-r1
>>> Emerging (1 of 6) dev-perl / TimeDate-2.300.0 :: gentoo
>>> Emerging (2 of 6) dev-vcs / mercurial-4.6.2 :: gentoo
>>> Installing (1 of 6) dev-perl / TimeDate-2.300.0 :: gentoo
>>> Emerging (3 of 6) dev-python / pyGPG-0.2 :: gentoo
>>> Installing (3 of 6) dev-python / pyGPG-0.2 :: gentoo
>>> Emerging (4 of 6) dev-perl / MailTools-2.190.0 :: gentoo
>>> Installing (4 of 6) dev-perl / MailTools-2.190.0 :: gentoo
>>> Emerging (5 of 6) dev-vcs / git-2.19.2 :: gentoo
>>> Installing (2 of 6) dev-vcs / mercurial-4.6.2 :: gentoo
>>> Installing (5 of 6) dev-vcs / git-2.19.2 :: gentoo
>>> Recording dev-vcs / git in "world" favorites file ...
>>> Emerging (6 of 6) app-portage / layman-2.4.2-r1 :: gentoo
>>> Installing (6 of 6) app-portage / layman-2.4.2-r1 :: gentoo
>>> Recording app-portage / layman in "world" favorites file ...
>>> Jobs: 6 of 6 complete Load avg: 1.82, 0.93, 0.44

 * Messages for package dev-python / pyGPG-0.2:

 * There may be some python 3 compatibility issues still.
 * Please help debug / fix / report them in github or bugzilla.

 * Messages for package dev-vcs / mercurial-4.6.2:

 * If you want to convert repositories from other tools using convert
 * extension please install correct tool:
 * dev-vcs / cvs
 * dev-vcs / darcs
 * dev-vcs / git
 * dev-vcs / monotone
 * dev-vcs / subversion

 * Messages for package dev-vcs / git-2.19.2:

 * Please read / usr / share / bash-completion / completions / git for Git bash command
 * completion.
 * Please read /usr/share/git/git-prompt.sh for Git bash promptly
 * Note that the prompt bash code is now in that separate script
 * These additional scripts need some dependencies:
 * git-quiltimport: dev-util / quilt
 * git-instaweb: || (www-servers / lighttpd www-servers / apache www-servers / nginx)
>>> Auto-cleaning packages ...

>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.

 * GNU info directory index is up-to-date. 

Then, use the layman -L command to view a list of available overlays. You may notice pentoo is one available overlay.

 sudo layman -L 

Pentoo users may wish to skip the next command as the Pentoo overlay will already be imported. Running it will not harm the system, however. Gentoo users who are trying to import the Pentoo overlay need to run the following layman -a sudo layman -a pentoo

 * Adding overlay …
 * Running Git … # (cd / var / lib / layman && / usr / bin / git clone https://github.com/pentoo/pentoo-overlay.git/var/lib/layman/pentoo)
fatal: destination path '/ var / lib / layman / pentoo' already exists and is not an empty directory.
 * Failure result returned from Git
 * Running Git … # (cd / var / lib / layman / pentoo && / usr / bin / git config user.name "layman")
 * Running Git … # (cd / var / lib / layman / pentoo && / usr / bin / git config user.email "layman @ localhost")
 * Successfully added overlay (s) pentoo.

command, which is used to administrate system configurations and should be used with caution.

 sudo eselect profile set pento: pentoo / hardened / linux / amd64 / binary 

Then, update ( -u ) packages and its entire dependency ( -D ) tree to the most stable versions available emerge -uD @world . The process took about 10 minutes to complete my first time.

 sudo emerge -uD @world

These are the packages that would be merged, in reverse order:

Calculating dependencies ... done!
[binary   R    ] virtual / package-manager-1 :: gentoo 8 KiB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps / elfix-0.9.3 :: gentoo [0.9.2::gentoo] USE = "xtpax -ptpax *" 391 KiB
[binary     U  ] virtual / dev-manager-0-r2 :: gentoo [0-r1::gentoo] 8 KiB
[binary   R    ] virtual / ssh-0 :: gentoo USE = "- minimal" 6 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-process / procs-3.3.15-r1: 0/6 :: gentoo USE = "kill ncurses nls unicode -elogind -modern-top (-selinux) -static-libs (-systemd) {-test} "903 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-apps / grep-3.1 :: gentoo [3.0::gentoo] USE = "nls pcre -static" 525 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-apps / kbd-2.0.4 :: gentoo USE = "nls pam {-test}" 1.647 KiB
[binary   R    ] virtual / service-manager-0 :: gentoo USE = "(- prefix%)" 6 KiB
[binary   R    ] virtual / modutils-0 :: gentoo 7 KiB
[binary     U  ] net-misc / wget-1.19.5-r1 :: gentoo [1.19.5::gentoo] USE = "ipv6 nls pcre (ssl) zlib -debug -gnutls -idn -libressl -ntlm -static {-test} -uuid" 1,167 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-apps / man-pages-4.16 :: gentoo [4.15::gentoo] USE = "nls" L10N = "- da -de -fr -it -ja -nl -pl -ru -zh-CN" 1,819 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-apps / gawk-4.1.4 :: gentoo USE = "nls readline -mpfr" 1.678 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-boot / grub-2.02-r1: 2 / 2.02-r1 :: gentoo USE = "device-mapper fonts mount multislot nls sdl themes truetype -debug -doc -efiemu -libzfs -static {-test}" GRUB_PLATFORMS = "coreboot efi-32 efi-64 emu multiboot pc qemu -ieee1275 -loongson -qemu-mips -uboot -xen -xen-32" 58,175 KiB
[binary   R    ] virtual / man-0-r1 :: gentoo 7 KiB
[nomerge       ] sys-apps / elfix-0.9.3 :: gentoo [0.9.2::gentoo] USE = "xtpax -ptpax *"
[ebuild     U  ] dev-python / pypax-0.9.3 :: gentoo [0.9.2::gentoo] USE = "xtpax -ptpax *" PYTHON_TARGETS = "python2_7 python3_6 (-pypy) -python3_4 -python3_5" 0 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-apps / iproute2-4.17.0-r1 :: gentoo [4.14.1-r2::gentoo] USE = "caps% * iptables ipv6 -atm -berkdb * -elf% -minimal (-selinux)" 2,941 KiB
[binary   R    ] net-misc / iputils-20171016_pre :: gentoo USE = "arping caps filecaps ipv6 openssl ssl -SECURITY_HAZARD -clockdiff -doc -gcrypt -idn -libressl -nettle -rarpd -rdisc -static -tftpd -tracepath -traceroute" 149 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-apps / util-linux-2.32-r4 :: gentoo USE = "caps cramfs ncurses nls pam python readline static-libs suid udev unicode -build -fdformat -kill (-selinux) -slang (-systemd) { -test} -tty-helpers "ABI_X86 =" 32 (64) (-x32) "PYTHON_TARGETS =" python2_7 "15,763 KiB
[binary     U  ] dev-lang / python-2.7.15: 2.7 :: gentoo [2.7.14-r1:2.7::gentoo] USE = "bluetooth% * gdbm hardened * ipv6 ncurses readline sqlite ssl (threads) tk (wide-unicode) xml (-berkdb) build -doc -examples -libressl -wininst "22,237 KiB
[ebuild     U  ] virtual / editor-0-r2 :: gentoo [0-r1::gentoo] 0 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-process / psmisc-23.1-r1 :: gentoo USE = "X ipv6 nls (-selinux)" 226 KiB
[binary   R    ] virtual / pager-0 :: gentoo 9 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-apps / less-531 :: gentoo [529::gentoo] USE = "pcre unicode" 285 KiB
[binary   R    ] app-shells / bash-4.4_p12 :: gentoo USE = "net nls (readline) -afs -bashlogger -examples -mem-scramble -plugins" 2,555 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-apps / diffutils-3.6-r1 :: gentoo [3.5::gentoo] USE = "nls -static" 704 KiB
[binary   R    ] app-arch / tar-1.30 :: gentoo USE = "acl nls (xattr) -minimal (-selinux) -static" 1.515 KiB
[binary   R    ] net-misc / rsync-3.1.3 :: gentoo USE = "acl iconv ipv6 xattr -examples -static -stunnel" 761 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-apps / findutils-4.6.0-r1 :: gentoo USE = "nls (-selinux) -static {-test}" 937 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-devel / binutils-2.30-r4: 2.30 :: gentoo [2.30-r2:2.30::gentoo] USE = "cxx multitarget nls -doc-static-libs {-test}" 50,948 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-devel / gcc-7.3.0-r3: 7.3.0 :: gentoo USE = "cxx fortran hardened * (multilib) nls nptl openmp pgo (pie) (ssp) vtv (-altivec) -illk -debug -doc (-fixed-point) -go -graphite (-jit) (-libssp) -mpx -objc -objc ++ -objc-gc (-pch *) -gression-test (-sanitize *) -vanilla "324,277 KiB
[binary   R    ] sys-apps / sed-4.5 :: gentoo USE = "acl nls -forced-sandbox (-selinux) -static" 383 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-devel / patch-2.7.6-r2 :: gentoo [2.7.6-r1::gentoo] USE = "xattr-static {-test}" 327 KiB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps / busybox-1.29.3 :: gentoo [1.28.0::gentoo] USE = "ipv6 static-debug (-livecd) -make-symlinks -math -mdev -pam -savedconfig (-selinux) -sep-usr - syslog (-systemd) "2.252 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-devel / make-4.2.1-r4 :: gentoo [4.2.1-r3::gentoo] USE = "nls -guile -static" 711 KiB
[binary     U  ] sys-apps / file-5.34 :: gentoo [5.33-r4::gentoo] USE = "zlib -python-static-libs" ABI_X86 = "32 (64) (-x32)" PYTHON_TARGETS = "python2_7 python3_6 (-pypy) -python3_4 -python3_5 (-python3_7) "921 KiB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps / net-tools-1.60_p20180626073013 :: gentoo [1.60_p20161110235919::gentoo] USE = "arp hostname ipv6 nls -nis -plipconfig (-selinux) -slattach -static" 223 KiB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps / baselayout-2.6-r1 :: gentoo [2.4.1-r2::gentoo] USE = "split-usr% * -build" 32 KiB
[binary   R    ] app-arch / gzip-1.8 :: gentoo USE = "- pic -static" 218 KiB
[ebuild     U  ] app-arch / bzip2-1.0.6-r10: 0/1 :: gentoo [1.0.6-r9:0/1::gentoo] USE = "- static-static-libs" ABI_X86 = "32 (64) (-x32)" 764 KiB
[nomerge       ] sys-apps / iproute2-4.17.0-r1 :: gentoo [4.14.1-r2::gentoo] USE = "caps% * iptables ipv6 -atm -berkdb * -elf% -minimal (-selinux)"
[binary     U  ] sys-libs / glibc-2.27-r6: 2.2 :: gentoo [2.26-r7:2.2::gentoo] USE = "caps hardened * multiarch% * (multilib) -audit (-compile-locales) -doc -gd -headers-only -nscd (-profile) (-selinux) -suid -systemtap (-vanilla) (-debug%) "77,269 KiB

Total: 40 packages (20 upgrades, 20 reinstalls, 33 binaries), Size of downloads: 572,734 KiB 

When it's done, it's important to clean the system of old and obsolete packages emerge -v –depclean .

 sudo emerge -v --depclean 

Step 8: Get Started with Gentoo's Package Manager

Gentoo's package manager, emerge, has a short learning curve. For you Debian / Ubuntu readers APT-to-emerge cheat sheet to hopefully make the transition seamless.

Install:

 apt-get install 
emerge -a  

Remove:

 apt-get remove 
emerge -C  

Search:

 apt-cache search 
emerge -S 
eix -s  

Upgrade:

 apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
emerge -u world 

Remove old dependencies:

 apt-get autoremove
emerge -av --depclean

For a complete cheat sheet of package manager commands, check out the official Gentoo documentation.

Using Eix

Eix includes several utilities for searching and updating local repositories. Made to be more efficient than emerge, it features a colorized output that makes it easy to read and find package information. To get started, use the eix-update command to update the Gentoo and Pentoo caches.

eix-update

Reading Portage settings...
Building database (/var/cache/eix/portage.eix)...
[0] "gentoo" /usr/portage/ (cache: metadata-md5-or-flat)
     Reading category 167|167 (100) Finished
[1] "pentoo" /var/db/repos/pentoo (cache: parse|ebuild*#metadata-md5#metadata-flat#assign)
     Reading category 167|167 (100) Finished
Applying masks...
Calculating hash tables...
Writing database file /var/cache/eix/portage.eix...
Database contains 20132 packages in 167 categories

Then, view the available Pentoo packages using the –in-overlay argument.

eix --in-overlay pentoo

The eix will limit the output by default. To remove this restriction, append the EIX_LIMIT=0 argument to the command (shown below).

EIX_LIMIT=0 eix --in-overlay pentoo

[I] app-admin/genmenu [1]
     Available versions:  (**)9999
     Installed versions:  9999(06:03:10 AM 08/09/2018)
     Homepage:            https://github.com/pentoo/genmenu
     Description:         a tool for generating freedesktop-compliant menus

* app-antivirus/malheur [1]
     Available versions:  0.5.4 {openmp}
     Homepage:            http://www.mlsec.org/malheur/
     Description:         Malware analysis tool

* app-antivirus/veil [1]
     Available versions:  (~)3.1.11 {tools PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python3_5 python3_6" PYTHON_TARGETS="python3_5 python3_6"}
     Homepage:            https://github.com/Veil-Framework/Veil
     Description:         A tool for payloads generation that bypass common anti-virus solutions

* app-antivirus/veil-evasion [1]
     Available versions:  (~)2.28.2-r1 {tools windows PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7"}
     Homepage:            https://github.com/Veil-Framework/Veil-Evasion
     Description:         A tool for payloads generation that bypass common anti-virus solutions

[I] app-crypt/SIPcrack [1]
     Available versions:  (~)0.4-r1
     Installed versions:  0.4-r1(11:20:46 PM 08/29/2013)
     Homepage:            http://www.remote-exploit.org/?page_id=418 -gone
     Description:         SIPcrack is a SIP protocol login cracker

* app-crypt/acsccid [1]
     Available versions:  (~)1.1.5 ~1.1.6
     Homepage:            http://acsccid.sourceforge.net/
     Description:         Generic driver for ACS (CCID and non-CCID) Smart Card Reader.

[I] app-crypt/asleap [1]
     Available versions:  2.2
     Installed versions:  2.2(11:38:56 PM 08/29/2013)
     Homepage:            http://www.willhackforsushi.com/Asleap.html
     Description:         exploiting cisco leap; As in asleap behind the wheel.

* app-crypt/bob-the-butcher [1]
     Available versions:  ~0.7.1 {sse2}
     Homepage:            http://download.openwall.net/pub/projects/john/contrib/parallel/btb/
     Description:         A distributed password cracker

Use the –only-names argument to view available hacking tool categories.

eix --only-names --overlay pentoo

pentoo/pentoo
pentoo/pentoo-analyzer
pentoo/pentoo-bluetooth
pentoo/pentoo-cinnamon
pentoo/pentoo-cracking
pentoo/pentoo-database
pentoo/pentoo-desktop
pentoo/pentoo-exploit
pentoo/pentoo-footprint
pentoo/pentoo-forensics
pentoo/pentoo-forging
pentoo/pentoo-fuzzers
pentoo/pentoo-gnome
pentoo/pentoo-installer
pentoo/pentoo-livecd
pentoo/pentoo-misc
pentoo/pentoo-mitm
pentoo/pentoo-mobile
pentoo/pentoo-nfc
pentoo/pentoo-proxies
pentoo/pentoo-radio
pentoo/pentoo-rce
pentoo/pentoo-scanner
pentoo/pentoo-system
pentoo/pentoo-voip
pentoo/pentoo-wireless
sys-kernel/pentoo-sources

Then, search (grep) specific categories for available tools using the below command. At the time of this writing, there are 175 wireless hacking tools, hundreds of network analyzers, and dozens of forensics tools between the Pentoo and Gentoo repositories.

EIX_LIMIT=0 eix --only-names | grep 'net-wireless'

net-wireless/aircrack-ng
net-wireless/airoscript
net-wireless/airpwn
net-wireless/airsnort
net-wireless/airtraf
net-wireless/b43-fwcutter
net-wireless/b43-openfwwf
net-wireless/b43-tools
net-wireless/bcm43xx-fwcutter
net-wireless/bladerf
net-wireless/bladerf-firmware
net-wireless/bladerf-fpga
net-wireless/bladerf_adsb
net-wireless/blue_hydra
net-wireless/blue_sonar
net-wireless/blueberry
net-wireless/bluemaho
net-wireless/blueman
net-wireless/bluez
net-wireless/bluez-hcidump
net-wireless/bluez-tools
net-wireless/broadcom-firmware-downloader
net-wireless/broadcom-firmware-installer
net-wireless/broadcom-sta
net-wireless/bss
net-wireless/bt-audit
net-wireless/btcrack
net-wireless/btle-sniffer
net-wireless/btscanner
net-wireless/bully
net-wireless/chirp
net-wireless/compat-wireless
net-wireless/compat-wireless-builder
net-wireless/cowpatty
net-wireless/cpyrit-cuda
net-wireless/cpyrit-opencl
net-wireless/crackle
net-wireless/crda
net-wireless/create_ap
net-wireless/cubicsdr
net-wireless/dedected
net-wireless/dsd
net-wireless/dump1090
net-wireless/eaphammer
net-wireless/fern-wifi-cracker
...
net-wireless/soapybladerf
net-wireless/soapyhackrf
net-wireless/soapyplutosdr
net-wireless/soapyremote
net-wireless/soapyrtlsdr
net-wireless/soapysdr
net-wireless/soapysdrplay
net-wireless/soapyuhd
net-wireless/spectools
net-wireless/ubertooth
net-wireless/uhd
net-wireless/unifi
net-wireless/urh
net-wireless/virtualradar-bin
net-wireless/wavemon
net-wireless/wepattack
net-wireless/wepdecrypt
net-wireless/wifi-pumpkin
net-wireless/wifi-radar
net-wireless/wifitap
net-wireless/wifite
net-wireless/wireless-regdb
net-wireless/wireless-tools
net-wireless/wpa_supplicant
net-wireless/yatebts

Performing Quick Installations

Installing popular software like Burp Suite is easy. Simply search for the application name using the -S argument.

eix -s burpsuite

[I] net-proxy/burpsuite [1]
     Available versions:  1.7.29 1.7.36{tbz2}
     Installed versions:  1.7.36{tbz2}(10:06:54 PM 11/06/2018)
     Homepage:            https://portswigger.net/burp/
     Description:         Interactive proxy for attacking and debugging web applications

[1] "pentoo" /var/db/repos/pentoo

Alternatively, emerge can be used to search as well.

emerge -S burpsuite

[ Results for search key : burpsuite ]
Searching...

*  net-proxy/burpsuite
      Latest version available: 1.7.36
      Latest version installed: 1.7.36
      Size of files: 25,847 KiB
      Homepage:      https://portswigger.net/burp/
      Description:   Interactive proxy for attacking and debugging web applications
      License:       BURP

[ Applications found : 1 ]

Then, install the desired package (net-proxy/burpsuite).

emerge -a net-proxy/burpsuite

Calculating dependencies... done!
[binary     U  ] net-proxy/burpsuite-1.7.36::pentoo [1.7.29::pentoo] 25,173 KiB

Total: 1 package (1 upgrade, 1 binary), Size of downloads: 25,173 KiB

!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- dev-qt/qtwidgets-5.9.6-r1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/var/db/repos/pentoo/profiles/pentoo/base/package.mask:
#force qt update

- dev-qt/qtbluetooth-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtnetwork-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtdbus-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtxmlpatterns-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-devel/prelink-20130503::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/features/hardened/package.mask:
# broken on hardened, use sys-apps/elfix to fix gnustack

- dev-qt/qtcharts-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- app-admin/localepurge-0.5.4-r2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Pacho Ramos  (11 Nov 2018)
# Unmaintained for years, buggy (#183273, #491010, #605544). You can rely on
# INSTALL_MASK to skip unwanted locales and install only foo locale:
# INSTALL_MASK="/usr/share/locale -/usr/share/locale/foo"
# Removal in a month.

- dev-qt/qtgui-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- mail-client/thunderbird-bin-52.9.1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Ian Stakenvicius  (07 Nov 2018)
# on behalf of Mozilla Project 
# Mask old/vuln thunderbird for removal by 2019,
# see security bug 670102

- dev-qt/qtcore-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtopengl-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- net-analyzer/wireshark-2.6.2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/var/db/repos/pentoo/profiles/pentoo/base/package.mask:
#mask old wireshark

- dev-qt/qtsvg-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtprintsupport-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No] yes
>>> Emerging binary (1 of 1) net-proxy/burpsuite-1.7.36::pentoo
>>> Jobs: 0 of 1 complete, 1 running                Load avg: 0.19, 0.13, 0.09

You can see I now have Burp working on my system:

We can do the same with bettercapa fully-featured man-in-the-middle framework.

eix -s bettercap

[I] net-analyzer/bettercap [1]
     Available versions:  (~)2.9 (~)2.10 (~)2.11{tbz2}
     Installed versions:  2.11{tbz2}(02:00:43 PM 11/21/2018)
     Homepage:            https://github.com/bettercap/bettercap/
     Description:         A complete, modular, portable and easily extensible MITM framework

[1] "pentoo" /var/db/repos/pentoo
emerge -a net-analyzer/bettercap

Calculating dependencies... done!
[binary     U ~] net-analyzer/bettercap-2.11::pentoo [2.7::pentoo] 6,380 KiB
[binary  N    ~]  dev-go/go-net-0_pre20180816:0/0_pre20180816::gentoo  2,479 KiB
[binary  N    ~]   dev-go/go-text-0.3.0:0/0.3.0::gentoo  19,366 KiB
[binary  N    ~]    dev-go/go-tools-0_pre20180817:0/0_pre20180817::gentoo  57,930 KiB
[binary  N    ~]   dev-go/go-crypto-0_pre20180816:0/0_pre20180816::gentoo  2,906 KiB
[binary  N    ~]    dev-go/go-sys-0_pre20180816:0/0_pre20180816::gentoo  625 KiB

Total: 6 packages (1 upgrade, 5 new, 6 binaries), Size of downloads: 89,684 KiB

!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- dev-qt/qtgui-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/var/db/repos/pentoo/profiles/pentoo/base/package.mask:
#force qt update

- dev-qt/qtsvg-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- app-admin/localepurge-0.5.4-r2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Pacho Ramos  (11 Nov 2018)
# Unmaintained for years, buggy (#183273, #491010, #605544). You can rely on
# INSTALL_MASK to skip unwanted locales and install only foo locale:
# INSTALL_MASK="/usr/share/locale -/usr/share/locale/foo"
# Removal in a month.

- dev-qt/qtwidgets-5.9.6-r1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- net-analyzer/wireshark-2.6.2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/var/db/repos/pentoo/profiles/pentoo/base/package.mask:
#mask old wireshark

- dev-qt/qtdbus-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- mail-client/thunderbird-bin-52.9.1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Ian Stakenvicius  (07 Nov 2018)
# on behalf of Mozilla Project 
# Mask old/vuln thunderbird for removal by 2019,
# see security bug 670102

- dev-qt/qtprintsupport-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtcharts-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-devel/prelink-20130503::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/features/hardened/package.mask:
# broken on hardened, use sys-apps/elfix to fix gnustack

- dev-qt/qtxmlpatterns-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtopengl-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtbluetooth-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtnetwork-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-qt/qtcore-5.9.6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No] yes

>>> Emerging binary (1 of 6) dev-go/go-sys-0_pre20180816::gentoo
>>> Emerging binary (2 of 6) dev-go/go-tools-0_pre20180817::gentoo
>>> Installing (1 of 6) dev-go/go-sys-0_pre20180816::gentoo
>>> Emerging binary (3 of 6) dev-go/go-crypto-0_pre20180816::gentoo
>>> Installing (3 of 6) dev-go/go-crypto-0_pre20180816::gentoo
>>> Installing (2 of 6) dev-go/go-tools-0_pre20180817::gentoo
>>> Emerging binary (4 of 6) dev-go/go-text-0.3.0::gentoo
>>> Installing (4 of 6) dev-go/go-text-0.3.0::gentoo
>>> Emerging binary (5 of 6) dev-go/go-net-0_pre20180816::gentoo
>>> Installing (5 of 6) dev-go/go-net-0_pre20180816::gentoo
>>> Emerging binary (6 of 6) net-analyzer/bettercap-2.11::pentoo
>>> Installing (6 of 6) net-analyzer/bettercap-2.11::pentoo
>>> Recording net-analyzer/bettercap in "world" favorites file...
>>> Jobs: 6 of 6 complete                           Load avg: 0.44, 0.27, 0.16
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...

>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.

Performing USE Flag Installations

USE flags are one of the biggest perks of Gentoo-based operating systems. They allow users to define the features a package should support, before compiling it. Support for a particular graphics library or desktop environment can be completely omitted to make an application run with more stability and efficiency.

If there is no need for OpenGL, why would someone bother to install and maintain OpenGL and build OpenGL support in most of the packages? If someone doesn't want to use KDE, why would they bother compiling packages with KDE support if those packages work flawlessly without?

— Gentoo Linux Wiki

USE flags are a bit beyond the scope of this article. For more on the subject, check out Gentoo's excellent documentation.

Step 9: Customize the Desktop Environment (Optional)

Like most Linux distributions, the desktop environment theme, icon set, and color scheme are highly customizable. I'll quickly walk through how to give Pentoo a modern look and feel.

Option 1: Theme Installation

Arc is a popular theme with support for many desktop environments like GNOME, XFCE, MATE, and Budgie. It's available in the Gentoo repositories and can be installed using the below command.

sudo ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64" emerge -a x11-themes/arc-theme

These are the packages that would be merged, in reverse order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild  N     ] x11-themes/arc-theme-20181022::gentoo  USE="gtk2 gtk3 pre-rendered -cinnamon -gnome-shell -mate -xfce" 308 KiB
[nomerge       ]  x11-themes/gtk-engines-murrine-0.98.2-r1::gentoo  USE="themes -animation-rtl" ABI_X86="32 (64) (-x32)"
[ebuild  N     ]   x11-themes/murrine-themes-0.98.0-r1::gentoo  38 KiB
[ebuild  N     ]    x11-themes/gtk-engines-murrine-0.98.2-r1::gentoo  USE="themes -animation-rtl" ABI_X86="32 (64) (-x32)" 290 KiB
[ebuild  N     ]  dev-lang/sassc-3.5.0::gentoo  26 KiB
[ebuild  N     ]   dev-libs/libsass-3.5.2:0/1::gentoo  USE="-static-libs" ABI_X86="32 (64) (-x32)" 320 KiB

Total: 5 packages (5 new), Size of downloads: 980 KiB

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]

Option 2: Icon Installation

Similarly, the Arc icon theme can be installed to match.

sudo emerge -a x11-themes/arc-icon-theme

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild  N     ] x11-themes/arc-icon-theme-20161122::gentoo  4,916 KiB

Total: 1 package (1 new), Size of downloads: 4,916 KiB

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No] yes
>>> Verifying ebuild manifests
>>> Emerging (1 of 1) x11-themes/arc-icon-theme-20161122::gentoo
>>> Installing (1 of 1) x11-themes/arc-icon-theme-20161122::gentoo
>>> Recording x11-themes/arc-icon-theme in "world" favorites file...
>>> Jobs: 1 of 1 complete                           Load avg: 0.18, 0.13, 0.17
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...

>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.

Option 3: Multiplexer Installation

Tilix is the Null Byte terminal multiplexer of choice but isn't available in the Gentoo/Pentoo repositories. Instead, we'll install it from source. Head over to the Tilix GitHub to download the latest Tilix release.

wget 'https://github.com/gnunn1/tilix/releases/download/1.8.5/tilix.zip'

tilix.zip                                       100%[===================================>]   3.32M   674KB/s    in 11s

2018-12-10 04:11:16 (299 KB/s) - ‘tilix.zip’ saved [3485622/3485622]

Then, decompress(unzip) the Tilix ZIP file.

sudo unzip tilix.zip -d /
Archive:  tilix.zip
  inflating: /usr/bin/tilix
  inflating: /usr/share/metainfo/com.gexperts.Tilix.appdata.xml
  inflating: /usr/share/applications/com.gexperts.Tilix.desktop
  inflating: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/com.gexperts.Tilix-symbolic.svg

  ....

  inflating: /usr/share/tilix/schemes/material.json
  inflating: /usr/share/tilix/schemes/linux.json
  inflating: /usr/share/tilix/schemes/base16-twilight-dark.json
   creating: /usr/share/tilix/resources/
  inflating: /usr/share/tilix/resources/tilix.gresource
  inflating: /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/com.gexperts.Tilix.gschema.xml

And compile using the glib-compile-schemas command.

sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/

It would also be possible to add more color schemes to Tilix. First, make sure Git is installed and clone the Tilix theme GitHub repository.

sudo emerge dev-vcs/git && git clone https://github.com/storm119/Tilix-Themes/ /tmp/themes

Cloning into '/tmp/themes'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 395, done.
Receiving objects: 100% (395/395), 1.34 MiB | 213.00 KiB/s, done.
remote: Total 395 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 395
Resolving deltas: 100% (50/50), done.

Make a directory in your home directory to store the new themes using the mkdir command.

mkdir -p ~/.config/tilix/schemes/

Finally, move (mv) the Tilix themes into the new schemes directory. Close all instances of Tilix and restart it for the new themes to become available in the settings.

mv /tmp/themes/Themes/*.json ~/.config/tilix/schemes/

That's all there is to it.

Step 10: Join the Gentoo/Pentoo Communities (Optional)

There are a number of ways to contribute to the Pentoo project and get help when you need it. Below is a list of available forums, wikis, official documentation, and mailing lists for those of you who want to get involved.

Final Thoughts

Pentoo was created by command-line enthusiasts and hackers who required greater control over how packages are installed. It offers an intuitive package manager and profiles that make compiling packages easy.

After a decade of development, Pentoo is constantly receiving updates and shows no sign of slowing down. While the developers may not have an interest in web design, they know how to spend time where it counts: ensuring Pentoo is as stable, up-to-date, and reliable as possible. This goes to show, we can't judge a distribution by its website.

Cover photo and screenshots by distortion/Null Byte