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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-alt@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-alt] Re: RFC: changing sys-apps/portage python API to use $EROOT instead of $ROOT for keys to portage.db and similar map objects
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:18:47
Message-Id: 4EE25F09.6050409@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-alt] Re: RFC: changing sys-apps/portage python API to use $EROOT instead of $ROOT for keys to portage.db and similar map objects by Zac Medico
On 10/25/2011 02:06 AM, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 10/01/2011 10:34 AM, Zac Medico wrote: >> Hi, >> >> As I integrate prefix support into mainline portage, I think it will >> make more sense to use $EROOT instead of $ROOT for keys to portage.db >> and similar map objects. This will also affect the portageq commands >> which take a <root> parameter. The reason that I think $EROOT makes more >> sense for these keys is that it will allow for multiple prefixes to >> exist simultaneously in maps like portage.db. >> >> This won't affect non-prefix users, since $EROOT == $ROOT when $EPREFIX >> is empty. So, I'm asking here because if might affect prefix users who >> use portageq, or any programs installed in a prefix that use the >> sys-apps/portage python API. If necessary, I suppose that python >> programs could have some compatibility code which checks whether or no >> $EROOT is contained in portage.db, and fall back to "/" otherwise. > > Here's the commit to watch out for if/when it gets merged into the > prefix branch: > > http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/portage.git;a=commit;h=a715b65f7bd36409c1283e6911265d1f4405ab7a
This change has hit in prefix portage-2.2.01.19833. The only problem that I've noticed so far is that `eselect news` doesn't find news items. I've attached a patch for eselect in order to fix this. The following commit will also have to be applied to prefix portage-2.2.01.19833 in order to make this work correctly: http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/portage.git;a=commit;h=174ffd8336ec9914f85f871b7ce78506574d3d9b -- Thanks, Zac

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