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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: rfc: location of portage tree
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:58:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: location of portage tree by Brian Dolbec
1 Brian Dolbec posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2012 00:00:02 -0700 as excerpted:
3 > Layman currently uses /var/lib/layman/overlay-name. It would be best I
4 > feel to place them in one common location. I also feel the main tree
5 > should be stored as the same name as it's repo_name value.
6 >
7 > If it is done in some fashion like that. The package managers could
8 > also be modified to automatically scan the base directory for valid
9 > repositories without the need to have them specifically configured in
10 > make.conf. Not to say that they cannot be set in make.conf, but would be
11 > required for anything outside of that base dir.
13 If auto-repo-scanning is added, I'd suggest also adding a make.conf
14 OVERLAY_DISABLE value, so it's possible to temporarily disable an overlay
15 without removing it (as it is now by simply removing that path from the
16 PORTDIR_OVERLAY var, or commenting/moving that line out of the var-
17 assignment quotes).
19 --
20 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
21 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
22 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman