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From: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Adding a tiny install-mask directory list to gx86
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:14:28 +0200
On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:39:48 -0500
Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> wrote:

> On 11:36 Fri 16 Sep     , Michał Górny wrote:
> > The question is: where to store such a directory list?
> > 
> > Keeping it inside project sources doesn't seem right as it would 
> > require me to bump and re-release project every time a directory is 
> > added. Keeping it in separate package which would need to be kept
> > in sync doesn't seem too good either.
> > 
> > That's why I'm considering including a tiny file in gx86 (and
> > possibly other repositories) itself. Such a file could have a
> > simple format and specify mappings of 'install-mask names' (similar
> > to USE flag names) to lists of directories and possibly
> > descriptions.
> 
> Do something like layman or repoman where it auto-fetches
> periodically. Layman has the advantage of also supporting add-on
> files in addition to the main one.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Layman operations usually involve
network I/O, mine will not. I don't really want users to pay for GPRS
because install-mask does auto-update check.

> I don't want this in my repo.

By *your* repo you mean dev overlay? Noone forces you to declare
additional paths.

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny
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