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From: Markus Brischke <zoke-gentoo@××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [ANN] Gentoo frequently unanswered questions (FUQ)
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 16:47:18
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [ANN] Gentoo frequently unanswered questions (FUQ) by Grant Goodyear
1 Quoting Grant Goodyear (g2boojum@g.o):
2 > > Another (yet unanswered) question for myself could be:
3 > >
4 > > How can i manage my own ebuildfiles/packages without destroying them by (r)sync?
5 > >
6 > > I am looking for an elegant way to manage my (own) testingpackages and
7 > > packages which are not part of gentoo yet :) Any clues?
8 >
9 > Yep. Take a look at the FAQ; I just added your question and a
10 > moderately detailed answer.
12 Thanks. Using cvs is one good method. I thought about a bit the problem.
13 Another solution is a symbolic link to the local directory given in
14 categories.
16 So it may be easy to do the following in the first step. Integrate local
17 in the "master" categories and set a symbolic link local. Then you can
18 use the rsynccommand with --safe-links (only if the directory behind
19 local is placed outside which is in this case the only logic).
21 This all is imho only a cludge. Imho we should think about how to
22 integrate userdefined ebuild-files more smoothly.
24 Ways doing this could be:
25 - Creating something like PORTAGE_PATH
26 - making a config file for categories in /etc and inherit all the
27 different categories (problem is the outside PORTDIR thing. But i
28 didn't understand why an ebuildfile explicitly defined fullpath must
29 be inside PORTDIR (question for the faq? ;))).
30 - making a subdir prestine and syncing only this (but the
31 categoriesproblem is still to be solved here).
33 But in this case i think cvs is the right answer, because making diffs
34 is more easy :)
36 Have fun.
38 Markus