Unofficial Gentoo Ebuild for Fritzing 0.9.3b now available


I’ll toss this under ‘developers’ for lack of a better category.

The version of Fritzing available in the Gentoo Portage repository is 0.9.2b, and the ebuild is marked “No Maintainer”, meaning it’s unlikely to be updated. I wasn’t able to find 0.9.3b in any portage overlays either, official or otherwise.

So I updated the existing ebuild myself for the new version, along with one for libgit2-0.23.4, since the entire 0.23.x series is too old to be in the official repository and I couldn’t get Fritzing to build against 0.24+.

They’re available in a layman-compatible github repository at
Note that there could be a merge conflict if you’ve got existing packages installed that depend on >=libgit2-0.24. I didn’t, so I haven’t addressed that yet.

Hopefully it saves someone else some time. Now to sit down and figure out how Fritzing works, I’ve never used it before!


When you hit issues feel free to ask here, there are a number of bugs and poorly (or not at all) documented gotchas that we have workarounds for.