On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 3:28 PM, Ciaran McCreesh
> On Fri, 16 Apr 2010 16:23:48 -0400
> James Cloos <cloos@...> wrote:
>> OK. Let me rephrase. Portage does not need to validate local
> Sure it does. If it doesn't, and your local changes affect metadata,
> horrible things happen.
Why not check the mtime on the overlay, if it is older than last sync
time, not invalid.
>> If a user uses a local eclass to override one in portage or in some
>> remote overlay s/he follows, it is his/er responsibility to update
>> it when the original undergoes major renovation.
> Users aren't responsible...
And doing everything we can to make them not be isn't going to teach
> Ciaran McCreesh