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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: changing sys-apps/portage python API to use $EROOT instead of $ROOT for keys to portage.db and similar map objects
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 02:06:26 -0700
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
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


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