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A new version of Portage (1.6.7) is now on CVS. Here's the ChangeLog:
Portage 1.6.7, released 05 Sep 2001
CONFIG_PROTECT unmerge protection is now observed for symlinks, fifos and
Fixes for unmerging CONFIG_PROTECTed files. Protected files are now *not*
unlinked from the filesystem. Messier but safer, and simplifies package
Emerge output cleanups for GNU info directory generation. New --verbose
mode; new CONFIG_PROTECT scanning feature to let people know when there are
config files to be updated. New "--help config" docs to explain how to
Portage 1.6.6, released 01 Sep 2001
Upgraded directory merging over existing objects. Existing symlinks that
point to existing directories will be kept and used as is; directories will
be used as-is; any other objects (broken symlinks, files) will be copied
to origfilename.backup and a ne directory will be created in its place.
Portage 1.6.5, released 31 Aug 2001
Fixes for handling multiple ebuilds, packages and/or dependencies on
An optimization to the digraph class so that the firstzero() method finds
matches in close to the order that keys were added to the digraph.
Daniel Robbins <email@example.com>
Chief Architect/President http://www.gentoo.org
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.