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On 27/01/12 13:08, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 27-01-2012 12:49:37 +0100, justin wrote:
>> in order to use "normal" overlays with the prefix overlay I like to
>> suggest to add
>> alias = gentoo
>> to the repos layout.conf.
>> This is needed if the overlay request the gentoo tree as master.
> what does this change do exactly? e.g. does it affect the current state
> (where the rsync tree has a repo_name) and/or what happens to current
> dev setups of rsync tree overlaid with the prefix overlay
For any overlay one can define in
masters = gentoo
which would break usage of the overlay in combination with the prefix
overlay because the master must be "gentoo". Setting alias = gentoo
(which the prefix tree should be more then less) would allow such use
case as it would alias the prefix-tree to act as getnoo-tree.
As far as I know there will be change for the ordinary usability of the
prefix tree. also for the dev setups I don't see a problem, because the
change allows the lower overlays to find its master, which shouldn't
effect the rsync-tree/prefix-overlay combination as such.